After listening to and reading John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech, “Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You,” annotate the text and create a graphic organizer or outline showing the theme, topics of each section, primary claims, counter-claims, and supporting evidence.
Identify which claims (if any) are unsupported; identify an evidence provided to support individual assertions.
Identify the nature of the support provided for claims (anecdotes, statistics, facts, experts, rhetorical appeals)
Students will read and analyze the Inaugural address for President Donald Trump and compare it to the President Kennedy’s.
Guide students on a collaborative discussion about which parts of the speech are opinion or emotion, and which represent research and text-based evidence used by the author.
Students will write a compare/contrast essay
Work on essays
Incorporating grammar lesson
Final Copy of essay due
Begin researching topics for One Minute Speeches
Reading Day. Students will bring a novel to class to read. Reading logs will be completed in class as well as at home.
Please encourage your student to read 30 minutes a night. All students have a reading log that needs to be completed on a weekly basis.
Students are learning about Rhetoric and Rhetorical devices.
The PowerPoint is posted in Google Classroom.
The students are reading John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address. Read and annotate along with identifying the different types of rhetorical devices found in the speech.
For parents who need to access Google Classroom, Edmodo, Remind, and Digital Read Works, I will be holding classes for all parents on Tuesday, January 3 and Wednesday , January 4, 2017 at 3:00 in my classroom.
The students are reading seven short stories.
The Masque of the Red Death is the first story.
3 artifacts are due on Friday, December 2
3 are due on December 9
Artifact Holders are due on Monday. We have been discussing them in class.
We are working on a new unit. We are focusing on the Declaration of Independence. The first assignment is due tomorrow. We started the assignment in class. The students are reading and annotating the Declaration of Independence. Check Google Classroom.