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ELA Module 10.2.1 Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Grade Level Grades 9-12, Higher Education
Resource Type Activity, Handout, Lesson Plan


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Students engage with King’s text as a persuasive essay, continuing to build skills for close reading and rhetorical analysis as well as developing their ability to identify and evaluate the claims an author uses in support of his argument. At the same time, students work to strengthen their analytical skills through written assessments and collaborative discussions in which they learn to articulate and support their ideas using textual evidence. By examining the text alongside three poems, students begin to consider how these different texts develop common central ideas about human rights.  

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9 Reviews
Mr. Zendejas, Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review. I greatly appreciate it. I am happy to share my lesson plans, but even more so when a fellow teacher takes time to review the lessons. I can only hope that more of our colleagues will extend their kindness and courtesy by rating the lessons they download.
November 26, 2020
This lesson plan literally fell on my lap and I love it. It's just enough direct instruction and plenty of worksheets to use to help students understand what MLK was going through while writing this letter in his jail cell. Even I learned quite a bit while reading this lesson. I'm looking forward to using this in my classroom and the discussions this will generate among my students. Thank you so much for this. This will be very helpful.
Daniel Zendejas
November 26, 2020
Thank you for taking time to review and comment. I appreciate your feedback.
December 28, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate knowing that the work is being used and the students are able to benefit from it.
December 28, 2018
Excellent lesson. A full package! It makes a teacher's life easier. Thank you
Khouloud Kleshko
December 27, 2018