Obama’s Correspondent’s Dinner

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In April of 2016, President Obama delivered his final White House Correspondent’s Dinner speech.  This speech generally garners a good deal of media attention given its sharp tongued humor — and this speech, Obama’s last, is no different.

These resources provide three different activities to promote analytical thinking in your students:

  • A sentence-level compare and contrast between this speech, and earlier speeches delivered by the president
  • A “highlighter analysis” to scaffold annotation and close reading with humor and satire in mind
  • A compare and contrast analytical writing prompt

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Lesson Features

Grades 9 through 12
Lesson Focus Close reading; compare and contrast; rhetorical analysis; humor and satire; annotation

Lesson Description

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In April of 2016, President Obama delivered his final White House Correspondent’s Dinner speech.  This speech generally garners a good deal of media attention given its sharp tongued humor — and this speech, Obama’s last, is no different.

These resources provide three different activities to promote analytical thinking in your students:

  • A sentence-level compare and contrast between this speech, and earlier speeches delivered by the president
  • A “highlighter analysis” to scaffold annotation and close reading with humor and satire in mind
  • A compare and contrast analytical writing prompt

Join the TeachArgument Community to access this, and every other pop culture resource — or, grab these materials now for only $4.99!

Add to Cart

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