Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Thinking Out Loud” provides a great springboard for rhetorically analyzing an expertly crafted modern love song. These lesson plans nicely accompany our rhetorical analysis video (embedded below), and engage students in a multitude of compelling and rigorous learning tasks.
Learning tasks associated with this lesson include:
- Close reading
- Analysis of a specific rhetorical strategies
- An organized compare-and-contrast activity
- An argumentative writing prompt
- …and more!
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|Lesson Focus:||Rhetorical analysis; close reading; compare and contrast|
|Grades||Middle and Secondary (flexible: 7 through 12)|