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Lesson 41: Cold Read Task, Essay Response

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Students read a new text (“Inaugural Address” by John F. Kennedy) and demonstrate their ability to read, comprehend, and express understanding of a complex text. Students may utilize remaining time to work on the multimedia component of the extension task.

Additional Materials:

  • Rhetoric Text Access Document

  • A copy of the CRT Assessment for each student (text, questions, and answer document)

  • CRT Assessment Guidance (Answer Key)

  • Additional assessment guidance

  • Digital media access (optional; if students will be permitted time to work on the multimedia presentation for the extension task)

Additional Notes:

  • If time and logistics permit, consider allowing students to use the remaining time to work on their multimedia presentations for the extension task.