The Rhetoric of Now (AP* Annual Conference)

Created by nicole.desiato Employee on Mar 24, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016 at ACC - Level 2, Room 207B, AP® Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA

Starts at 10:45 AM · Ends at 12:00 PM, EST (America/New_York)

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Co-authors of Advanced Language & Literature, Renee Shea & John Golden present at the AP® Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.


In the midst of another election season, rhetoric is inescapable. And the need for students to be able to analyze rhetoric has never been greater, whether they are in an AP® English course, preparing to take the new SAT®, or trying to avoid being influenced by advertisements and other media messages that surround them. Using President Obama’s eulogy for Reverend Pinckney in Charleston in July 2015 as a model text, participants in this session will analyze his speech for its rhetorical elements and put it into context with other contemporary and historical texts on similar topics. We will also discuss other recent texts, such as Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates put in context with James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, and have an opportunity to share ideas about other texts that will work well in AP® and Pre-AP® classrooms.


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ACC - Level 2, Room 207B, AP® Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA