- View MLK Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, highlighting instances of the rhetorical devices, ethos, pathos, and logos.
- HW - Complete Discussion Questions for the speech
- Watch a speech by Malcolm X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc4BPYIqm6k
- Compare and contrast the ideologies of the two men and their rhetorical styles.
- HW - Finish Ch. 9 of A Separate Peace
Wednesday - Writer's Notebook: "Pick several controversial topics on which you would like to write your speech. Explain why this topic appeals to you."
- Steve Jobs speech
- HW - Complete questions, if not completed in class; Read Ch. 10 of ASP
Thursday - Review Persuasive writing
- Begin writing persuasive speeches
- HW - Read Chapter 11 of ASP
Friday - Writer's Notebook: "Friday Freewrite!"
- Discuss A Separate Peace, the trial
- Continue research on persuasive speeches.