Grade 10 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 12

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In this lesson, students read and analyze paragraphs 24–25 of “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” in which King refines his claim about himself as an extremist and expresses his disappointment in the white moderate. Students engage in an evidence-based discussion to analyze how King shifts his thinking about being an extremist and how he uses this shift to express his disappointment.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.5 Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences...
RI.9-10.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning...
SL.9-10.1.a Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on...

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