End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing an Excerpt from Barack Obama’s Back-to-School Speech

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.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • 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
Classroom Considerations

  • The final lesson in the 12-session unit
Pros

  • Scaffolding provided by previous lessons in the unit ensures that all participants are prepared for the assessment
Cons

  • None
Common Core