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Medal of Honor Focus: Leroy Petry
Ask students to answer the question “What does commitment mean to you?” in their journals or on a piece of paper.
Whole Group Activity:
Pass out the Leroy Petry article, and display the Close Reading Highlighter Colors Anchor Chart.
Write the following open-ended questions on the board:
Model with the students how to properly cite text-based evidence using the green highlighter for the first open-ended question.
Small Group Activity:
Have students work together in groups of two to three to answer the remaining open-ended questions, citing evidence from the text.
Show Leroy Petry’s Living History video. After the video, have students compare their notes on commitment to examples they saw in the video.
Class participation, close-reading assignment