JFK Inaugural Address - Guiding Qs, Video Links, Assessment, and Enrichment Link

JFK Inaugural Address - Guiding Qs, Video Links, Assessment, and Enrichment Link
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Kennedy’s Inaugural Address Lesson Set

I have used this lesson with all levels of my 11th grade English classes from standard to AP. There is plenty of scaffolding here for the struggling students and more capable students can address the lesson in small groups or independently. I like to teach this towards the end of the year when students are covering the Cold War in US History. If this doesn’t work for you, I have included a video link on the Cold War as an introductory warm up and frame of reference. You can mix and match the various components over one or two days. All documents are fully editable.
You will be discussing main ideas and details, context clues, use of repetition, and author's purpose. This lesson set includes a video link to build background knowledge, the full text of the speech set into numbered paragraphs for easy reference, a guiding Powerpoint that covers the use and purpose of repetition, guiding questions with an answer key that focuses on the first half of the speech, an assessment, with key, on the second half of the speech, and a short answer writing prompt asking students to discuss the message and the effect of repetition.
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Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
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16 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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