Comparing Obama and James' use of rhetoric in the letter form

In this lesson, we will compare the differences and similarities in the use of letter form as a way to encourage change by Michelle Obama and Lennie James. We will explore the key purpose of both letters. We will then study how both writers use rhetoric in similar or differing ways to reflect on the change that impacted themselves, others, and the world as a result.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.‘Don’t throw your life away: be better than that.’ This is an example of (select two answers):

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Q2.'We should be ashamed. I am’ This is an example of (select two answers):

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Q3.An open letter is (select two answers):

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Q4.The main purpose of James' open letter is to (select two answers):

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Q5.At the start of the open letter, it is really important to James to build:

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.‘Don’t throw your life away: be better than that.’ This is an example of (select two answers):

Select two (2) boxes

1/5

Q2.'We should be ashamed. I am’ This is an example of (select two answers):

Select two (2) boxes

2/5

Q3.An open letter is (select two answers):

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3/5

Q4.The main purpose of James' open letter is to (select two answers):

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4/5

Q5.At the start of the open letter, it is really important to James to build:

5/5

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Change: Michelle Obama and Lennie James

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Q1.Obama's letter is written to:

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Q2.James' letter is written to:

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Q3.A comparison is:

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Q4.Nostalgia means:

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Q5.Some examples of comparison conjunctions are (select two answers):

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Q6.Rhetoric is useful to use for the letter form because (select two answers):

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Change: Michelle Obama and Lennie James

Complete the questions below:

Q1.Obama's letter is written to:

1/6

Q2.James' letter is written to:

2/6

Q3.A comparison is:

3/6

Q4.Nostalgia means:

4/6

Q5.Some examples of comparison conjunctions are (select two answers):

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5/6

Q6.Rhetoric is useful to use for the letter form because (select two answers):

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6/6

Lesson summary: Comparing Obama and James' use of rhetoric in the letter form

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