ERIC Number: ED028175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Unit 1002: The Modes and Functions of Discourse.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Curriculum Development in English.
The purpose of this 10th-grade unit on language is to pose, for students, basic and tentative questions about the rhetorical uses of language. Examples are provided which designate the modes of language: Daniel Fogarty's story of rhetoric to show language which informs; materials from Northrop Frye to show language which inquires; a John F. Kennedy press conference to show language which persuades; Southerner Henry Grady's 1886 speech to New Englanders to show language which establishes social contact; and Stephen Crane's "War is Kind" to show language which evokes. Students are asked (1) to devise a model continuum of rhetorical discourse which proceeds from exposition to evocation and (2) to rank, according to the continuum, selected materials from the works of Adlai Stevenson, Sterling Moss, Peter George, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jonathan Swift, and Amy Vanderbilt. Procedural notes, sample lectures, discussion questions, suggested student assignments, and examination questions are included. (See TE 001 329, TE 001 332, and TE 001 336 for units on exposition, persuasion, and evocation.) (JB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Curriculum Development in English.
Identifiers: Minnesota Center Curriculum Development in English; Project English