Express Yourself Lesson Seed 14: Dedication

This Express Yourself Lesson Seed 14: Dedication activity & project also includes:

Connect Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech, "I Have a Dream," to The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Taylor refers to the speech in his dedication, which creates a natural segue into talking about the speech and how it relates to the novel. After reading the speech, class members find and compare details and ideas from the two texts and use these to respond to a writing prompt.

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Pros

  • Includes a sample graphic organizer and an excerpt of the speech
  • Brings together two texts to develop a stronger understanding of the purpose of a dedication as well as the texts themselves
Cons

  • The word draft is written through each page; you will need to transfer the graphic organizer to another document before printing or create your own version