For this reader response you will need to read:

“Letter From Birmingham Jail” (page 699)

“A Call for Unity” (page 698)

“I Have a Dream” (page 658)

If you do not have a textbook you may find the readings here by clicking on the links:

“I Have a Dream”

“A Call for Unity” with background information

“Letter From Birmingham Jail”

Take notes over what you read.  Take time to highlight and annotate the text as this is how you gather evidence to support your ideas.

Next, write a developed response of at least 200 words that discusses King’s style and tone as seen in these works (you must discuss at least two of the works in your response).   Your response should have a strong topic sentence and be organized.  Include at least one short quote as evidence in your response.  Work to include other examples as evidence in the response.  Both in-text documentation and a works cited page are needed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Write in a style that clearly communicates meaning, builds credibility, and inspires belief or action.
  • Apply the conventions of style manuals for specific academic disciplines (e. g., APA, CMS, MLA, etc.
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