This 8 page file, based Common Core Standards, can be used to analyze Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech as a work of literature. The file includes a building background worksheet to be completed before reading the speech. The analysis worksheet includes questions about allusions, extended metaphors, and other literary devices used by Dr. King. Great activity for MLK Day or Black History Month.
-Lesson plans (including links to videos, speech transcript, and audio of speech)
-Common Core Standards
-Before Reading KWL charts
-Speech Analysis handout that includes questions about allusion extended metaphor, inferences, literary devices, and students' personal responses to the speech that requires textual evidence.