ELA.12.R.3.4

Evaluate rhetorical choices across multiple texts.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Students will evaluate the appropriateness of appeals and the effectiveness of devices. In this grade level, students are using and responsible for all four appeals; kairos was added in 11th grade. This differs from the 11th grade benchmark in that it is comparing the effectiveness of multiple texts.

Clarification 2: Rhetorical devices for the purposes of this benchmark are the figurative language devices from 11.R.3.1 with the addition of irony, rhetorical question, antithesis, zeugma, metonymy, synecdoche, asyndeton, and chiasmus.

Clarification 3: See Secondary Figurative Language.

Clarification 4: See Rhetorical Appeals and Rhetorical Devices.

General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 12
Strand: Reading
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

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Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
ELA.12.R.3.AP.4: Analyze rhetorical choices across multiple texts.

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