In this lesson, students read and analyze paragraphs 13–14 of "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton" (from "‘Voices’ were the visitors and advisers of Joan of Arc" to "the glorious words inscribed upon it, ‘Equality of Rights’"). In this final excerpt, Cady Stanton calls on women to "prophesy" for equal rights despite the opposition they will face.
Student analysis focuses on Cady Stanton’s use of rhetoric and how it advances her purpose. Student learning is assessed via a Quick Write at the end of the lesson: How do the style and content of paragraphs 13–14 contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text? For homework, students continue their Accountable Independent Reading (AIR), add two new ideas to their Ideas Tracking Tool, and identify one idea from their tool as a central idea.