Reader's Theatre: Frederick Douglass -- Columbian Orator Activity & Questions

Reader's Theatre: Frederick Douglass -- Columbian Orator Activity & Questions
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Reader's Theatre: Frederick Douglass -- Columbian Orator

When Frederick Douglass was a child and a slave, he obtained a copy of a book called The Columbian Orator. One of the selections of that book is "A Dialogue Between a Master and Slave." As he details in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, his reading of "A Dialogue" was a definitive moment of his life.


• Adaptation of "A Dialogue between Master and Slave" in script format which can be read by students individually, in pairs, or as a class

• 10 vocabulary words to be defined before reading

• 4 discussion questions to be answered after reading and answer key

• Creative paragraph writing assignment and scoring guide


Common Core State Standards

• CCSS. ELA-Literacy. RL. 11-12. 1: 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.

• CCSS. ELA-Literacy. W. 11-12. 3a: Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.


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Frederick Douglass, slave, master, slavery, readers theatre

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