In this lesson, students closely read Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The focus of this lesson is on the central idea, as well as some of the ways that Dr. King uses figurative language in the speech. Students will continue to analyze the speech in the Lesson 13, focusing on Dr. King’s use of language to create meaning
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Bilingual Language Progressions
These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 3B, Unit 2, Lesson 12.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-3b-unit-2-lesson-12; accessed 2015-05-29.
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