Grade 11 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 20

Student studying

In this lesson, students read and analyze paragraph 5 of Booker T. Washington’s "Atlanta Compromise Speech" (from "To those of the white race who look" to "in all things essential to mutual progress"). In this paragraph, Washington addresses "the white race" and advises them to work with African Americans to ensure the success of the South. Students explore how Washington refines the meaning of the phrase "[c]ast down your bucket" in paragraph 5 to further develop his point of view. Student learning is assessed via a Quick Write at the end of the lesson: How does Washington refine the phrase "[c]ast down your bucket" in paragraphs 3–5 to further develop his point of view?

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and...
RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in...
W.11-12.9.b Apply grades 11–12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...

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