Today I am learning … to analyze rhetorical language in order to determine the author’s purpose.
I know I understand when … I can write a response that analyzes rhetorical language and evaluates purpose.
Students will be able to … determine the author’s purpose by analyzing rhetorical language.
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
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