In this activity, students will identify and explore a sentence or paragraph from the text that contributes to the goals of the speech and how it connects to other parts. This example is found at the beginning of the speech and identifies Martin Luther King Jr.'s purpose – to gain freedom and security for African Americans.
"So, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice."
Three sentences connect with this idea in other parts of the speech:
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or PartnerCommon Core Standards
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