Grade 8 ELA: Close Reading a Speech by Frederick Douglas
This Common Core lesson features 8th grades from IS 230 in Queens, NY. The lesson focues on standard RI.8.8: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced. In small groups students revisit a text they have already read and analyze it for a new purpose. Student groups are effective and students build off each other's ideas to tackle the complex text: "The Hypocrisy of American Slavery."