Once students learn how to identify and analyze rhetorical devices, we want them to evaluate the choices speakers/writers make in their texts. Evaluating rhetorical devices like narration, analogies, parallel structure and repetition helps students understand the impact these types of devices have on an audience. In addition, analyzing and evaluating rhetorical devices helps students think about how they might use devices in their own texts to effectively communicate ideas.

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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