Preparing Learners: Ethos, Pathos & Logos

Grades 6-8 / ELA / ELL
CCSS: ELA.SL.7.4 ELA.SL.8.4

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-€“12

7

7th Grade

4

Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-€“12

8

8th Grade

4

Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

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Objective

Analyze how rhetorical devices are used to persuade a reader or audience

Length

10 min

Questions to Consider

  • What evidence is present that students understand the ideas of ethos, pathos, and logos?
  • What are the benefits of using the "jigsaw" technique in a heterogeneous classroom?
  • What are some examples of students building upon each other’s responses to reach consensus on an answer?

See the full playlist of the six videos in this ELL series.

Understanding Language aims to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, and to improve education for English Language Learners.

Common Core Standards
ELA.SL.7.4, ELA.SL.8.4

Supporting Materials

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  • Preparing Learners: Ethos, Pathos & Logos Transcript

  • ELA Across Time and Space Full Unit.PDF

  • UL Slides for ELA Webinar.PDF

  • Understanding Language Materials.PDF

  • ELA Lesson 3 Ethos Logos Pathos.PDF

  • ELA Unit Introduction.PDF

  • Guidelines for ELA Instructional Materials Development.PDF

  • Key Principles for ELL Instruction.PDF

  • Worksheets - Persuasion in Historical Context - The Gettysburg Address.PDF

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