Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 17

Scholars read the final paragraphs written by Martin Luther King Jr. in "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Readers work in groups to discuss King's word choice and point of view by completing graphic organizers. They also respond to a writing prompt to analyze King's use of rhetoric.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Review previous lessons in which learners take a look at rhetoric
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson is the 17th of 20
  • Includes work in groups and in pairs
Pros
  • Gives components of high-quality responses for the writing prompt
  • Uses symbols to easily identify speaking/responses
Cons
  • None