This packet includes one essay and one speech from Martin Luther King, Jr., and both are just as relevant for our students today as they were back in the day. "The Three Ways of Meeting Oppression" essay is recorded as a double-entry journal and students will use a graphic organizer to take notes and catalogue the different ways to respond to oppression as they read. The topic will generate powerful discussions on the current reactions to oppression in today's news.
King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech also includes a graphic organizer that allows students to deepen understanding by identifying and analyzing figurative language, especially metaphor, analogy and symbolism. Also included is a handout detailing Author's Styles for use with the graphic organizer. A detailed answer key is provided as well.
These lessons are scaffolded and differentiated: teacher decides on groupings for analyzing the text, decides amount of figurative language to use as examples and determines extent to which figurative language is explored. Vocabulary PowerPoint presentations for "oppression," "acquiescence" and "resistance" in the ExC-ELL format are included. Duration depends on how deep the teacher wants to go with the lessons, generally from two to four days.
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