Reflection: Checks for Understanding "SOAPSTone-ing" Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech - Section 5: Closure: Summarizing


I think the summaries for this assignment were much more thorough and convincing than any other summaries my students have written in class. This summary serves as a check for understanding of Dr. King's speech, but the guided questions were crucial in getting the types of summaries that my students produced. I am hoping that I can pull this scaffolding away at some point soon, and students will be able to write objective summaries of the text without any probing questions, but for now, these questions helped us get to the desired end--comprehension. I would suggest that teachers really know their students well so that they can develop appropriate probing questions that will help produce rigorous responses for all assignments.

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"SOAPSTone-ing" Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech

Unit 15: Writing Arguments
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: SWBAT read closely to summarize, identify rhetorical devices, and analyze for tone and purpose by completing a SOAPSTone Chart.

Big Idea: Lather up everyone! Students use a SOAPSTone chart to read an important American speech closely.

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