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Day 3: 1941 FDR State of the Union

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/9-10/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/9-10/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/9-10/4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/9-10/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/9-10/3
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In this lesson, students will be examining word choice and its impact on the whole of a text. Students will identify words and phrases that FDR has intentionally used that lead to a cumulative effect on his speech. Students will also see how deliberate word choice factors into determining the tone of a text. Special Materials: Each student will need a copy of the provided text and a student notes sheet.