Authors Craft + Rhetorical Devices Anchor Chart & Quick Reference for Students

Author's Craft Anchor Chart

WHAT IS IT?
★ An anchor chart that can be blown up and posted in your room
★ A one-page quick reference for students to use all year when analyzing authors craft and rhetorical devices.

WHAT’S THE CONTENT?
★ 7 Rhetorical Devices Defined and Compared to a Tool
★ Purpose for each Rhetorical Device Clearly Explained
★ All 3 Sides of the Rhetorical Triangle Included & Labeled
★ Author’s Craft & Rhetorical Device Defined
★ RI 7.2, 7.5, 7.8, 7.9 (This can and should be used for middle and high schoolers alike.)

HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO COMMON CORE/ TN READY?
How do you teach students to trace and evaluate the argument in a text -or- analyze the structure of a text and how each section contributes to the central idea?

This is dense content, especially for middle schoolers; the standards covered are foundational CCCS (and/or TNReady) standards.

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Anchor Charts

Take a look at the Anchor Charts page for posters to display in your middle school ELA classroom. These include: sentences starters & phrases for introducing evidence, strategies for reading comprehension, connections to make to texts, how to be specific in writing, and text features of informational texts.

Reading Strategies to Improve Comprehension Anchor ChartEvidence Anchor ChartBe Specific Anchor Chart