Close reading is one of the best ways to integrate the CCSS standards in the social studies / history classroom. With history's plethora of relevant speeches and articles, primary and secondary sources beg to be examined thoroughly.
This zip file contains the following items:
Instructions for Close Reading
American Holocaust Close Reading
Washington’s Letter re: Shay’s Rebellion Close Reading
Sojourner Truth “Ain’t I a Woman?” Close Reading
Gettysburg Address Close Reading
Susan B. Anthony Right to Vote Speech Close Reading
Versailles Treaty / Brockdorff-Rantzau letter and Hitler Speech Close Reading
Winston Churchill “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat” Speech Close Reading
FDR Request for a Declaration of War to Congress Close Reading
Irena Sendler – Holocaust Hero Article Close Reading
Elie Wiesel “The Perils of Indifference” Speech Close Reading
Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” Speech Close Reading
John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address Close Reading
Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have a Dream” Speech Close Reading
George W. Bush September 11 Address to the Nation Close Reading
Paul Harvey’s “So God Made a Farmer” Speech Close Reading
List of literary and figurative language devices
Template for Close Reading Exercise
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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.
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