Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric. [ALL About Rhetoric]. Author: Gideon Burton, Brigham Young University

This resource abounds with information concerning rhetoric; from persuasive appeals to branches of oratory to canons of rhetoric, this site even includes a plethora of definitions of  rhetorical figures with examples from history and literature.  This site also discusses rhetorical pedagogy and a rhetoric timeline. This resource can be use for teacher knowledge of rhetoric, student research, teacher instruction of material, or student differentiation (higher level).  The information is so vast and detailed that it will benefit honors and AP students the most and aid in a more complex understanding of rhetoric that goes beyond the state standards.  With that being said, however, examples and definitions could be helpful at any high school level.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3002.2.4
Analyze the style and structure of a challenging speech.
CLE 3002.2.5
Understand strategies for expressing ideas clearly and effectively in a variety of oral contexts.
CLE 3002.2.6
Deliver effective oral presentations.
CLE 3002.5.3
Evaluate an argument, considering false premises, logical fallacies, and the quality of evidence presented.
CLE 3002.5.4
Analyze the logical features of an argument.
CLE 3002.5.5
Analyze written and oral communication for persuasive devices.
CLE 3003.2.4
Analyze the style and structure of a complex speech.
CLE 3003.2.5
Understand strategies for expressing ideas clearly and effectively in a variety of oral contexts.
CLE 3003.2.6
Deliver effective oral presentations.
CLE 3003.5.3
Evaluate an argument, considering false premises, logical fallacies, and quality of evidence presented.
CLE 3003.5.4
Analyze the logical features of an argument.
CLE 3003.5.5
Analyze written and oral communication for persuasive devices.
CLE 3005.2.4
Analyze the style and structure of a complex speech.
CLE 3005.2.5
Understand strategies for expressing ideas clearly and effectively in a variety of oral contexts.
CLE 3005.2.6
Deliver effective oral presentations.
CLE 3005.5.3
Evaluate an argument, considering false premises, logical fallacies, and quality of evidence presented.
CLE 3005.5.4
Analyze the logical features of an argument.
CLE 3005.5.5
Analyze written and oral communication for persuasive devices.
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Analyzing

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