Grade 10 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 10

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In this Mid-Unit Assessment, students use textual evidence from paragraphs 1–21 of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to craft a formal, multi-paragraph essay identifying King’s purpose and addressing how King’s rhetoric and specific word choices advance this purpose.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative,...
RI.9-10.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to...
W.9-10.2.a Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections...

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