Audience: Teaching Persuasion
There is a certain time of the year where I feel like I eat, breath, and dream ethos, pathos, and logos. State of Texas, can I please teach mythology? Or archetypes? Or WHOLE NOVELS? I’ll even take Julius Cesar at this point.
But alas, it’s always coming up persuasion.
Anyway, audience is always a tricky subject. Either the kids get it, or they don’t. Either I have time to teach it fully, or I don’t. Depending on the group of students and depending on the year I’m either dedicating a few days to the concept or barely making it a topic of discussion.
I guess my point is to say here is a worksheet that I use to evaluate if the kids get it. If they do, I move on. If they don’t… well, then I use more in-depth measures.