Student-centered Learning Lesson Plan

Rhetorical Devices in Mark Antony’s Speech

Essential Questions:

 

What are rhetorical devices?

 

Why are they used in writing?

 

What is a rhetorical question?

 

What is a parallelism?

 

What is repetition?

 

Why did Shakespeare use these devices in the speech of Mark Antony?

 

Key Words:

 

Rhetorical device

 

Rhetorical question

 

Parallelism

 

Repetition

 

Pathos

 

Ethos

 

Logos

 

Objectives:ELAGSE9-10RL4.

 

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone.)

 

 

Two Flocabulary videos on Mark Antony’s Speech:

 

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/julius-caesar-friends-romans-original/

 

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/julius-caesar-friends-romans-modern/

Activities:

Students will view slideshow on rhetorical devices then choose an activity to describe what they learned: journal, Padlet, Wordle, or other approved activities.  

 

Students will watch the two Flocabulary videos.

Students will use a copy of the speech to complete the chart of rhetorical devices with a partner. 

Chart:

Chart:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p3ibfBvLW8bjoxa0nZgpG0GZwbLPueFdr9sKoF_HoFs/edit

Speech link:https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/56968#poem

Students will complete the digital ticket out the door assessment “Key Words.”

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XLiG8Q3LNFC2vyBpv7NeCQigkq_EcpsMbs2iAkJL5c0/edit#slide=id.g17af7c5da3_0_0