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lesson 4
1 hour

Rhetorical Impact


Students read and analyze paragraphs 6–7 of “An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton” in which Cady Stanton explores the actions women must take in order to attain the right to vote. Students analyze Cady Stanton’s use of rhetoric and determine how the style and content of this passage contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of her speech. Students use the Rhetorical Impact Tracking Tool to guide them in their analysis of the text. Students also practice establishing and maintaining a formal style and objective tone in their writing.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.



From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 11 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 4. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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