4 October: King Close Reading

Objective:

I can improve my annotation skills and write to analyze a challenging text by exploring how the author uses rhetoric using textual evidence to support my claims (RI 1/2).


Entry Task:

As you come into class, prepare to play a round of Booket or Match Slap to focus on vocabulary list 2.


What’s Going On:

Today we will continue developing our close reading skills by moving on to a letter by Martin Luther King Jr. Together we will watch a series of videos to understand the work of King and discuss the history surrounding his arrest. (Bio video & Birmingham Campaign video)


Drawing on this history, together we will read & discuss the rhetorical situation of “A Call for Unity” to understand who wrote it, why they wrote it, and how it inspired a response from King while he was in jail.


You will then independently close read King’s response “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Be sure to have a yellow, green, and blue colored pencil and annotate with your own responses and using the guiding prompts.


Exit Task:

Read through your annotations and complete the analytical summary using the guided CCC format. Turn this in for feedback and clean up around you.