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