Thursday, December 1, 2016

Day 78 (12/1): Intro to "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Warm Up:
If you have yet to share your "Things I Carry" narrative and remediation, now is your final chance.

ELAGSE11-12RI1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
ELAGSE11-12RI2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
ELAGSE11-12RI5 Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
ELAGSE11-12RI8 Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning.

Essential Questions:
  1. How to authors create effective arguments?
  2. Do words have power to effect change in the world?
  • Finish "Things I Carry" Share Aloud
  • Read The Letter from the Clergy
  • Discuss (briefly) the final essay of the course.

  • Read and Annotate MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
  • Identify a problem/issue of personal, local, and global significance that you believe is worth solving.

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