Unit 3: (Guidebook 2.0)

46 Instructional Days

Rhetoric (various works and authors)


Students read literary and informational texts which use rhetoric to advance a point of view or purpose. Students understand the differences between argument, persuasion, and propaganda based on how authors use rhetoric to advance their perspective or purpose and the impact of rhetoric on the reader/listener. Students then express their understanding by evaluating the effectiveness of the unit texts and writing their own speech using rhetorical devices.


Writing tasks will be argumentative and research-based.