AP English - Using SOAPSTone to Analyze The Dangers of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This 14-slide PPT walks students through the process of using SOAPSTone to analyze Adichie's 2009 TEDx Talk, The Danger of a Single Story. Slides 1-12 provide info about the SOAPSTone method and TED talks (needed to understand occasion). Slide 13 is the assignment, to use SOAPSTone to analyze the speech. Slide 14 is the speech. You might need to click on the Enable tab or button when you open the presentation in order for the speech to play. If it doesn't play, the link is in the PPT notes. I included "Test Prep" in the description because this is one way to prepare students for the AP Lang&Comp exam. The PPT is the lesson plan. I listed the time as 1 hour, but it really depends on how long it takes your students to take notes. Mine took notes on SOAPStone the day before so that this was more of a review. The speech is just over 18 minutes.