Animal Farm: Analysing Persuasive Speech

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Key takeaways
A detailed understanding of rhetorical devices and how they can be used.
A close analysis of Old Major’s speech.
Practice in developing an evaluative personal response.
Sarah LeesHost: Sarah is an English teacher at a Grammar school in South East London. She studied English and American Literature at the University of Kent and trained for her PGCE at UCL six years ago. She also teaches Film Studies at A level.

Animal Farm was published in 1945 and is still a popular text today! In this class, students will be introduced to and reminded of a number of rhetorical devices that can be used for effective persuasive writing. They will then apply these to an analysis of Old Major’s speech in Chapter 1 of Animal Farm. Finally, they will get the opportunity to begin developing an evaluative personal response when examining both effect and effectiveness of rhetorical techniques used.

This is a great class for students in Years 7 - 11 to work on combining learning theory as well as practical application which are important to excel in exams!

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 7-11 or S1-S5.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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