Students read excerpts of Patrick Henry's speech to the Virginia Convention and the Declaration of Independence and then are asked to compare and contrast the themes and style of the pieces. A sample annotated response is given to show an exemplary
The first five pages are the text of the Declaration of Independence broken up into chunks, giving students the opportunity to paraphrase and summarize eight different smaller chunks. The teacher can start with large group paraphrasing, modeling
This is a compilation of poems that span the years that are thematically related to the American Dream. It is a group of diverse poets, thinkers, and composers. Students are asked to analyze the poems in groups, present their findings, and then they
This sample response is an example of how to write the narrative response for the American Dream Poem project. It goes with my packet of poems and is a sample response for the narrative response that students are asked to do. It serves as a model.