Reflection: Becoming Experts on MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" - Section 3: Becoming Experts on MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"


Having the students work in groups empowers them to manage a long text well as they focus on close reading and depth of understanding. Specifically, RL 11-12.1 is evidenced in the students' ability to do two things: Identify the point Dr. King makes and cite evidence to support their reading. Also, creating the scar maps positions students to understand Dr. King's advocacy of nonviolent action and gives them empathy with his point of view and purpose in the text (RL 11-12.6). 

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Becoming Experts on MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Unit 4: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Narration and Description
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: SWBAT analyze beliefs expressed by MLK in "Letter from Birmingham Jail."

Big Idea: Understanding and empathizing with primary historical documents.

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