If you’re looking to teach synthesis and rhetorical analysis in the most compelling way possible — look no further. Our rhetorical analysis video (embedded below) provides scaffolding for conducting this kind of analysis using lyrics from two texts — our authors? Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
The corresponding lesson plans and materials place an additional emphasis on synthesis, on compare and contrast, and analysis. The materials include a two-pronged essay prompt (…one for traditional high school students, and a second with for your more ambitious pupils…).
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|Intertextual analysis; synthesis; rhetorical analysis; compare and contrast; logical fallacies
|Secondary (flexible: 9 through 12)