Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The State of the Union

Are you watching President Obama's State of the Union? If not, you should! Use this as an opportunity to hone in on some language arts skills, too.  Remember, speeches are written first. I bet you can apply all the concepts of good writing to the speech.

What was the focus of the speech ?  How did the President support himself? Did he use strong, detailed ideas to back up the central idea of his address?  Did anything in particular stand out to you? Why? Can you remember a line or phrase? What made it memorable?

Did you miss it? You can still respond to this blog. Just read the transcript of President Obama's speech here: State of the Union 2011