Ms. Svard's class reads, "I Have a Dream"

Ms. Kaisa Svard's class honored Dr. Martin Luther King jr. in anticipation of Monday's federal holiday to honor his life and work. Ms. Svard shared, "I had students look at, and identify the figurative language used in Dr. Martine Luther King Jr's I Have a Dream speech. This gives students a better appreciation and understanding of the use of figurative language as a means to persuade people. We discussed and simplified the speech down to the most basic idea, and students found that it did not have -even close- to the same powerful effect on the listeners / readers as it did with the poetic language. Students were able to identify the language, determine the intended meanings, and find incredible value in King's words." Reminder No School Monday!