#1 Read the “Declaration of Independence” by Thomas Jefferson then analyze his argument for justifying the colonies’ independence.
Identify his claims and evidence (write the line numbers next to your evidence)
Read the “Declaration of Independence” by Thomas Jefferson page 240-244
Have the students correctly identify S.O.A.P.S. for the speech
Identify literary devices that he uses, explain the what the meaning of the device used, and how it helps support the purpose of the speech.
This is a persuasive speech. Identify key words or phrases Thomas uses to promote his agenda.
Evaluate the appeals he uses with direct quotes, correctly identify the type of appeal the reasons are classified as.
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