This End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing an Excerpt from Barack Obama’s Back-to-School Speech lesson plan also includes:
In order to assess their mastery of the concepts taught in a 12-lesson unit study of Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy, individuals read excerpts from President Barack Obama's 2009 Back-to-School Speech and use the strategies they have studied while comparing a speech by Steve Jobs with Curtis' novel to respond to text-based questions.
- Play the video of President Obama's speech twice; the first time have class members focus on the video, the second have them following along with the printed version
- The final lesson in the 12-session unit
- Scaffolding provided by previous lessons in the unit ensures that all participants are prepared for the assessment