This activity takes students through the analysis of the Introduction to the Federalist Papers. The students will:
* Skim for familiarity
* Read for gist
* Select a focus to read and annotate for
* Complete a graphic organizer that is structured to support the format of the Text Analysis (Part 3) of the New York State Common Core English Language Arts Regents Exam
* Write a response in the format required on the Regents Exam
This content supports the content of U.S. History as well, commonly taken in 11th grade.
Consulted for the formatting and wording of the Part 3 Task
Rubric for scoring the written response is available in the Exam Scoring Materials
Consulted the Guiding Questions handout for focus questions, can also be useful for struggling students during the annotation portion of the activity.
Full Text of the Federalist Papers Introduction