In this final lesson of the unit, students complete the End-of-Unit Assessment. Students apply the writing skills they have learned throughout this unit and draw upon their analysis of Booker T. Washington’s "Atlanta Compromise Speech" and W.E.B. Du Bois’s "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" from The Souls of Black Folk to craft a formal, multi-paragraph response to the following prompt: Consider Du Bois’s "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" and Washington’s "Atlanta Compromise Speech." Analyze how each author uses rhetoric to advance his point of view, and consider how each author’s use of rhetoric contributes to the power or persuasiveness of the text.
Students refer to their completed Rhetorical Impact Tracking Tools and Ideas Tracking Tools to organize their ideas, and return to their annotated texts, lesson Quick Writes, discussion notes, and homework notes to develop responses that convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. Student responses are assessed using the 11.2.1 End-of-Unit Text Analysis Rubric.