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Pres. Obama’s Nelson Mandela Memorial Speech - Common Core Rhetorical Analysis

Pres. Obama’s Nelson Mandela Memorial Speech - Common Core Rhetorical Analysis
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Common Core Standards
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This resource includes the Common Core annotated text and marginal notes for President Barack Obama’s Speech at the Memorial for Nelson Mandela delivered on December 10, 2013 in South Africa. This resource includes 55 marginal notes aligned to Common Core standards and elements. Reading and annotating informational texts is a critical component of the Common Core State Standards, and analyzing informational texts is a key skill that students will need for college and the jobs of the future. Using the comment feature in Microsoft Word, this resource includes critical commentary and analysis of the figurative and connotative meanings, rhetorical devices (logos, ethos, pathos), parallelism, allusions, themes aligned with the RI2, RI3, RI4, and RI6 standards from the Common Core State Standards. The included zipped folder also includes copies of the speeches without annotations and marginal notes so that you can reproduce them for students so that they can annotate them. In addition to the identified figurative language, rhetorical devices, etc., the document includes standard alignment for each comment and marginal notes that explain the significance of each identified element. This resource will help teachers to guide students’ close reading of the text and help them to become more critical readers of informational texts. The provided commentary includes Common Core standard references so that you will be able to help students to see how the guided statements and commentary align with specific reading informational standards.

Pres. Obama’s Nelson Mandela Memorial Speech - Common Core Rhetorical Analysis by Dr. Joel C. Boyce is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Total Pages
4 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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