Monday, 10/12

After collecting independent novels to check part 3 and giving a district wellness inventory today, we tried to put the entire analysis of rhetoric puzzle together at once. Students read an essay about corn by Michael Pollan and completed a handout to identify elements of the rhetorical situation, tone, appeals, and style elements. We talked about each in an effort to practice all of the thinking that happens immediately before writing a Rhetorical Analysis essay on the AP exam — and in approaching any new text in life. Homework: finish reading and annotating your independent novels for next Monday.