Analyzing Arguments with Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Teach students how to analyze an author’s arguments with Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail!

Analyzing an author’s arguments can be challenging for students; however, this step-by-step method will make this skill clear and easy while creating an in-depth analysis! Everything to teach rhetoric, and logical fallacies is included. Show your students how to analyze the rhetoric/fallacies/message/language of any author’s arguments through this iconic passage from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

- PowerPoint and Google Presentation on rhetoric and logical fallacies
- PowerPoint Presentation & Google Presentation to introduce this step-by-step method
- Close reading passage of Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail
- Analyzing rhetoric graphic organizer
- Reader response questions to further the depth of analysis
- Separate logical fallacies PowerPoint and Google Presentation
- Lesson plans
- Lesson plans on teaching close reading strategies with this passage
- Google Apps Links to Google Presentations & Graphic Organizer Google Documents
- Extended response questions allow students to craft their own argument in response to this text.

Do your students need more than a quick review with Ethos, Pathos, Logos & Logical Fallacies? Check out my Complete Guide to Analyzing King's Argument BUNDLE!
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Created: Mar 24, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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