Lesson plan

Day 2: "Ain't I a Woman?"

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.8.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8/5
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.8.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8/3
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.8.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8/6
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.8.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.8.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8/4

Day 2: "Ain't I a Woman?"

The focus of this lesson is how the speaker establishes a credible tone by strategic use of language. Students will determine the connotative impact of certain words and phrases, identify and analyze Biblical allusions, and draw conclusions about how figurative language affects the meaning and tone of the speech. Students develop a deeper understanding of the speaker's ability to create a strong connection with her audience for the purpose of influencing their thinking about suffrage rights. This connection with the audience is a major factor in the following lesson when the speaker uses herself as an example to counter one of the arguments against women's rights. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheet Copies of anchor text for all students