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Analyze "Letter From Birmingham Jail"
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Analyze "Letter From Birmingham Jail"


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Grade Level Grade 6, Grades 9-12
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

Read Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and "A Call for Unity." Then complete the worksheet and discuss your answers to analyze King's motives and techniques for advancing his cause during the civil rights movement.


Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.


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