John F. Kennedy delivered some of the most memorable speeches in history. The "We Choose to Go to the Moon" speech is loaded with parallelism, antithesis, metaphor, alliteration and more. This close read activity has kids looking for figurative language and literary devices as well as re-reading for the answers to text dependent questions.
Definitions of the identified literary devices is included as well as a highlighted, annotated key and the answers to the text dependent questions.
The Lexile level is 1570 so it is challenging, but so beautifully crafted that it reads more easily than the lexile would indicate.
Common Core Objectives:
6-8.RH.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
6-8.RH.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
I hope you enjoy it.Thanks.