Testing season is almost always upon us, which means we almost always need close reading practice.
This speech in particular is a fantastic spring board into conversations about the status of indigenous people in the Americas, and how they are treated. Given the #NODAPL debate and events, this would be a very timely piece to use in the classroom.
The Jefferson inaugural speech activity contains questions on:
*Effect of author's choices
*Connection to current events: Native American Issues
BONUS: Contains a useful-for any-vocab-lesson worksheet, and a follow-up micro-research project.
This is part of a series of seven practice excerpts that have everything you'll need to encourage best practices in annotating, active reading, using context clues, and evaluating a wide range of literary tools.
Each excerpt is formatted for easy annotation and is followed by a combination of multiple choice, performance tasks, short answer, constructed response, and essay options. Several have vocabulary activities, and each is print-ready.
Use these as a companion activity to the inauguration, or as test-prep practice, sub-day work, or connections to long term assignments.
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