We the People: How Speakers Achieve Their Purpose

Resource ID#: 197952 Type: Original Student Tutorial
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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 10
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 45 Minute(s)
Keywords: English Language Arts, Language Arts, ELA, speech, historical speech, Barack Obama, President Obama, Senator Obama, campaign speech, presidential campaign, speaking techniques, public speaking, A More Perfect Union, hooks, introductions, anecdotes, historical references, rhetorical questions, quotes, general purpose, specific purpose, speech purpose, race relations, race, African American History, elearning, e-learning, interactive, tutorials, historical American speech
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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