The purpose of this project is to provide 10th grade students an opportunity to exercise critical reading skills and analytical thinking strategies. Each student will choose, read and respond to a speech from the attached list.
1. Students will choose, print, read and annotate a speech from the list below.
2. Students will research, print, read and annotate TWO news articles or editorials that relate to the CENTRAL IDEA of their speech.
3. Students will write a two-page typed expository or persuasive paper that includes an analysis of the central idea of the speech using evidence from the speech text AND the articles/editorials that were selected. Analysis must include at least one direct quotation and one parenthetical documentation from each text (the speech and the articles/editorials) as well as a Works Cited page. A copy of the speech and articles/editorials will be collected with the paper as well. Due date will be assigned upon return to school.
- Hillary Clinton International Human Rights Day Address at Palais des Nations
- Malala Yousafzai Speech to the UN General Assembly July 2013
- Elie Wiesel “The Perils of Indifference” delivered April 1999 at White House
- Steve Jobs Commencement Speech at Stanford University
- Kevin Durant 2013-2014 NBA MVP Acceptance Speech
- Shane Koyczan “To This Day … for the bullied and beautiful” March 2013
- Benjamin Zander “Shining Eyes”