Letter From Birmingham Jail BELL RINGER Reading Quizzes Martin Luther King Jr

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These reading quizzes are suitable for AP Language and Composition and Senior Level English Language Arts, and provides comprehension questions including multiple-choice and short-answer responses for Martin Luther King's "Letter From Birmingham Jail."




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This resource includes 8 Bell-Ringer questions to accompany Martin Luther King's 40-paragraph essay, "Letter From Birmingham Jail." In the case that you wish to assign the essay in halves, the bell ringers have been divided into two (Paragraphs 1-21 and 22-40). The answers to these questions cannot be found in simple online summaries!

As always, an answer key with all possible responses has been included for your own instruction.

I recommend using this resource in combination with Mondays Made Easy's ROGERIAN ARGUMENT Worksheet | "Letter From Birmingham Jail" and "Letter From Birmingham Jail" Rhetorical Analysis Assignment"! Both of these resources are available through Mondays Made Easy's Rhetorical Analysis UNIT | Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail."

Teaching Advanced Placement Language and Composition or the art of rhetoric? Mondays Made Easy's AP Language and Composition BUNDLE | Rhetoric, Arguments, Expository and MORE! is a great supplementary resource with more comprehensive and engaging activities and lessons to help your AP students reach a 5 of the AP Lang and Comp exam.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning (e.g., in U.S. Supreme Court majority opinions and dissents) and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy (e.g., The Federalist, presidential addresses).


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