This package includes an excerpt of King's letter, an 18-question close read mostly focused on development through use of language, and a culminating writing task. This product comes as both a PDF and Microsoft Word document.
This close read helps students think about the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement, but mainly focuses on the language King used to develop the piece, including imagery, contrast, and diction. This 18-question close read also includes questions pertaining to the author's purpose and audience.
Included is an optional writing task that asks students to utilize their understanding of imagery, repetition, contrast, diction, and alliteration in order to demand something of value that they believe they've been unjustifiably denied.