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Ethos Pathos Logos GHS AP11

Ethos Pathos Logos GHS AP11

Author: Grace Ortega

Students will write an informative, organized persuasive essay using pathos, ethos and logos methods.

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Group Activity

Groups will write an introduction paragraph for their assigned subject. Use prewriting strategies and prepare to present in front of the class. Don't forget your hook and thesis! 

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3 

Group 4

Ethos, Pathos and Logos

Ethos, Pathos and Logos are modes of persuasion used to convince audiences.  They are also referred to as the three artistic proofs (Aristotle coined the terms), and are all represented by Greek words. 

Ethos Pathos Logos

Take out a piece of paper and pencil.


Ethos- Moral character


Pathos- Emotion


Logos- Reason

Check for Understanding

Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions

Applied logic using the same statements made in the Declaration of Independence 

Stanton was fighting for women's rights

Directs the readers' attention to the existing injustice to gain emotional reaction

Persuasive Essay (Due Thursday)

Type a persuasive essay about an environmental issue (pollution, banning plastic bags, animal extinction, purchasing sustainable products, etc.) using the strategies discussed during the lesson.


1 point: Minimum five paragraphs

1 point: MLA format

1 point: Cited two sources and attached works cited page

1 point: Three or less grammar/spelling mistakes

1 point: Represented pathos, ethos, or logos