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Must have MLK "I Have A Dream" resource for rhetorical analysis and Black History Month. Guided close reading worksheets help students analyze the rhetorical situation, diction, syntax, figurative language, connotation / denotation, and rhetorical appeals found in Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream Speech". This lesson involves direct instruction, engaging supporting videos, guided rhetorical analysis practice exercises, and a structured rhetorical analysis close reading of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech. After direct instruction, students will work alone or in groups to analyze MLK's speech for use of ethos, pathos, logos, and literary devices. Students will also learn the elements of the Rhetorical Triangle and the SOAPS method of analyzing the Rhetorical Situation. Teacher leads KWL discussion of the Rhetorical Situation surrounding "I Have a Dream". Students analyze videos to gain deeper knowledge of the elements of SOAPS surrounding "I Have a Dream". Students write a 5 stanza rap (5 rhyming couplets) to express their knowledge of each element of the Rhetorical Situation.
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1. Teacher Lesson Plan
2. PPT Facilitated Lecture
3. Student Notes and Exercises
4. Structured Close Read
5. Prompt for Analysis Paragraph
6. Active Listening Exercise
7. Teacher Answer Sheet providing correct response for rhetorical analysis
8. Rhetorical Rap Project
9. Rhetorical Rap Google Slides or Poster Project Rubric
CCSS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.5 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.6 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.9 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2.A CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2.B CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2.D