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.