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SPEECH TO THE VIRGINIA

CONVENTION ESSAY TEST


This essay will be worth one test grade. This means that this grade will be worth 25
points on your average because we have only take one test so far. Please treat the
work seriously.

RI2:I CAN DETERMINE MULTIPLE THEMES OR CENTRAL IDEAS OF AN INFORMATIONAL TEXT.


I CAN ANALYZE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE THEME OR CENTRAL IDEA OVER THE COURSE OF THE TEXT (HOW
THEY INTERACT AND BUILD ON ONE ANOTHER TO PRODUCE A COMPLEX ACCOUNT).
I CAN OBJECTIVELY SUMMARIZE AN INFORMATIONAL TEXT.
10-31-16

Speech to the
Virginia
Convention By
Patrick Henry

Claims

Paragraph 1

The claim in this


part of the speech
is ____.

Paragraph 2

Paragraph 3

RI2:I CAN DETERMINE MULTIPLE THEMES OR CENTRAL IDEAS OF AN INFORMATIONAL TEXT.


I CAN ANALYZE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE THEME OR CENTRAL IDEA OVER THE COURSE OF THE TEXT (HOW
THEY INTERACT AND BUILD ON ONE ANOTHER TO PRODUCE A COMPLEX ACCOUNT).
I CAN OBJECTIVELY SUMMARIZE AN INFORMATIONAL TEXT. 11-1-16
Speech to the
Virginia
Convention By
Patrick Henry

Claims

Paragraph 4

The claim in this


part of the speech
is ____.

Paragraph 5

Paragraph 6

RI6: I CAN DETERMINE AN AUTHORS POINT OF VIEW OR PURPOSE IN A TEXT WITH


EFFECTIVE RHETORIC.
I CAN ANALYZE HOW STYLE AND CONTENT CONTRIBUTE TO THE POWER,
PERSUASIVENESS OR BEAUTY OF THE TEXT. 11-02-16

Ethos
Rhetorical Appeal

Logos
Pathos

Quote

Explain how its


Ethos

RI3: I CAN EXPLAIN HOW SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS, IDEAS, OR


EVENTS INTERACT AND DEVELOP IN A TEXT WITH A
COMPLEX SEQUENCE OF EVENTS OR SET OF IDEAS. 11-03-16
Paragraph 1
Rhetorical
Strategy

Paragraph 2
Paragraph 3

Identify the
strategy

Quote and
Explain

RI3: I CAN EXPLAIN HOW SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS, IDEAS, OR


EVENTS INTERACT AND DEVELOP IN A TEXT WITH A
COMPLEX SEQUENCE OF EVENTS OR SET OF IDEAS. 11-04-16
Paragraph 4
Rhetorical
Strategy

Paragraph 5
Paragraph 6

Identify the
strategy

Quote and
Explain

RI6: I CAN DETERMINE AN AUTHORS POINT OF VIEW OR PURPOSE IN A TEXT


WITH EFFECTIVE RHETORIC.
I CAN ANALYZE HOW STYLE AND CONTENT CONTRIBUTE TO THE POWER,
PERSUASIVENESS OR BEAUTY OF THE TEXT 11-07-16
Paragraph 1
Rhetorical Device

Paragraph 2
Paragraph 3

Identify the
device

Quote and
Explain

RI6: I CAN DETERMINE AN AUTHORS POINT OF VIEW OR PURPOSE IN A TEXT


WITH EFFECTIVE RHETORIC.
I CAN ANALYZE HOW STYLE AND CONTENT CONTRIBUTE TO THE POWER,
PERSUASIVENESS OR BEAUTY OF THE TEXT 11-08-16
Paragraph 4
Rhetorical Device

Paragraph 5
Paragraph 6

Identify the
Device

Quote and
Explain

ESSAY TIME

PROMPT

How does Henry use rhetoric to


further his perspective and purpose in
the Speech to the Virginia
Convention? Discuss how the author
uses rhetoric to make his argument
effective.

INTRODUCTIONS 11-9
Attention grabber
Start your essay with one of the 9 attention grabbers
discussed in class.

Background
What is some context the audience MUST have in
order to understand your position?
Claim
Should come from the original prompt

BODY PARAGRAPHS 1-3 11-10,14,15


Topic sentence/Claim: Topic sentence/Claim that usually states what the paragraph is going to
be about. This must connect to your OVERALL CLAIM/THESIS and contain what the paragraph
will be about.
Supporting Sentences: Provides a definition from the topic sentence or context for the quote.

Detail Example from Text/ Quotes with Citations : A quote from the text that supports your
topic sentence and thesis
Explanation sentences

Explanation 1: What does the quote mean in plain English?


Explanation 2: How is the quote an example of the rhetorical thing you say it is?
Explanation 3: How does the quote support the authors claim?
Explanation 4: How does the quote make the argument more persuasive or further the authors purpose?

Conclusion Sentence: Conclusion Sentence this is where you want to restate your topic sentence or thesis in
different words. Some will also drop a hint as to what is coming next.

CONCLUSION 11-16
Restate the thesis in a fresh way to reinforce the essay's main idea
Summarizes main points includes the lasting importance.--The most important
question that your conclusion paragraph must ask is So what? Whats the
purpose of writing this paper? Why should the reader care about what youve
written?
Clincher/ reverse attention grabber-- One way to make the most of this moment is
to return to the technique you used for your grabber.

YOUR ESSAY IS DUE 11-17


Essays delivered on 11-18 will lose 10 points automatically. THIS MEANS YOU ARE SACRIFICING 5
points from your class average because you cant meet the dead line.