Overall Goal-Students will analyze rhetorical and figurative language, derive meaning from words and phrases, and discuss the impact of John F. Kennedy's "Inaugural Address" on the United States and the world.
Objectives: 1) When given a graphic organizer, students will be able to identify rhetorical and figurative language by writing one example of each with at most only one error.
2) When presented with two text, JFK’s “1960 Inaugural Address” and Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality,” students will be able to identify two examples of figurative language and two examples of rhetorical language, and with only one minor error be able to predict the meaning of each.
3) While in groups, students will collaborate and compose eight examples of literary devices.
4) Students will create a presidential speech using said examples while fulfilling 5 of 7 characteristics of a good speech and incorporate a poster and name plate in a presentation.
Assessments: 1) During PowerPoint presentation, students will record the name, use, and specific examples of rhetorical and figurative devices from JFK’s speech, in the graphic organizer. Teacher will check for corrections by walking around during class.
2) Students will get into groups be given slips of paper containing different phrases of JFK’s speech, and the lyrics to each song. There will be two examples of figurative language, two examples of rhetorical language, and one false example. Students will use graphic organizer to identify each example, and then discuss how each example might be used, and what it may mean.
3) Students will get into groups and write 2 examples of figurative language and 2 rhetorical devices to be used in speech. Student will write 2 to 4 contemptible examples to be used in speech as well.
4) Students will construct a presidential speech using the zinger lines allotted to them by the other groups. The speeches will be graded on a rubric that they created previously. Students will create a poster and name plate.