Using an excerpt from "Nonviolence: The Only Road to Freedom” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1966) and Malcolm X quoted in The Last Year of Malcolm X: Evolution of a Revolutionary (1967), this packet will help them structure a paragraph that they will write.
It breaks it down into three sections. First, they need to understand what the excerpts are saying. Then, they will need to compare the two excerpts using a Venn diagram. And finally, it will help them craft a thesis statement and provide strong text evidence and commentary.
I would suggest using this as a supplemental writing activity or writing lesson for how to write strong paragraphs when reading Informational Texts and needing to cite sources.