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1 Common Core State Standards Session English Language Arts

2 John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address A Close Read 2

3 Reading of the Text Introduce Kennedy’s Inaugural Address and ask students to read the text silently. Students will engage in the text itself rather than depending upon scaffolding provided by the teacher. Read the text orally to the students allowing them to follow the structure and form of Kennedy’s address and opportunity to hear fluent reading. 3

4 Guiding Statements/Questions In small groups: Analyze the impact of specific words used by Kennedy, such as free and freedom (paragraphs 1,7,8,9,16,26) and determine how these words contribute to the overall tone of the address. Why does Kennedy use the word “liberty” in paragraph 4? 4

5 Guiding Statements/Questions In small groups discuss the following and record your answer: Read paragraphs 2-4. According to the text, what was the situation in the world at the time of Kennedy’s address? 5

6 Guiding Statements/Questions In small groups discuss the following and record your answers: What words or phrases does Kennedy use throughout the speech to evoke emotion in the audience? What kinds of emotions are stirred? 6

7 Guiding Statements/Questions In small groups discuss the following and record your answers: Kennedy addresses several specific audiences throughout the speech. Who are these groups and why does he address them? 7

8 Guiding Statements/Questions In small groups discuss the following and record your answers: Discuss the pledges that Kennedy makes to each of the audiences he addresses. How are they similar? To one audience, Kennedy offers not a pledge, but a request. How does the request align with his pledges? 8

9 Guiding Statements/Questions In small groups discuss the following and record your answer: What is meant by the phrase, “and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside,” in paragraph seven? 9

10 Guiding Statements/Questions In small groups discuss the following and record your answers: How often does Kennedy use anaphora in his address? What phrase(s) are repeated, and what effect does this have on the address? 10

11 Guiding Statements/Questions In small groups discuss the following and record your answers: How are the beginning and end of the speech similar? Why does Kennedy commence and conclude his speech in this manner? 11

12 Writing Assignment Write a paragraph that answers one of the following citing textual evidence: One famous quote from Kennedy’s address is, “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”. How does this request align with the overall address and what are the expectations from individual Americans? Describe the relevance of Kennedy’s Inaugural Address to today’s world. Could this speech be delivered today – why or why not? 12

13 Sharing/Strengthening Writing In small groups share paragraphs developed addressing the prompts. Discuss how the answers could be strengthened. Revise your answers based on feedback. 13


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