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'Ain't I a woman?' by Sojourner Truth and 'I have a dream' by Martin Luther King.

Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards


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Exploring poetic and speaking & listening techniques and devices in the poem - 'Ain't I a woman?' by Sojourner Truth and Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech. Worksheets and resources focusing on the lexical choices in the texts, and the effects of these. Aligned to Common Core State Standard: RL.7.10


By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


8 Reviews
I am looking forward to sharing this lesson packet with my students as we study Civil Rights. I love the idea of using the leaders’ own words, which transcend time, to make the lesson come alive.
Marsha Brady
October 29, 2018
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July 04, 2016
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January 30, 2016
Very useful resources to support a unit on Sojourner Truth and Martin Luther King. Includes text, cloze activities, group work in the form of answering questions and word searches.
December 10, 2013
Thank you for sharing this fantastic resource. I teach adult literacy and can easily adapt this to embed reading, writing and speaking and listening skills.
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June 08, 2011