I’ve previously shared Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic Convention and a writing prompt to use with it (see Video & Transcript: Michelle Obama’s Speech To The Democratic Convention (Plus Writing Prompt!) ).

You can read the transcript to President Obama’s speech here, and I’ve embedded the video at the bottom of this post.

I thought what he said about making mistakes could be particularly useful in the classroom.

Here’s that excerpt, followed by a writing prompt:


Writing Prompt:

What does President Obama (and former President Roosevelt) think about making mistakes and those who make them? To what extent do you agree with what she is saying? To support your opinion, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observations of others, or any of your readings.

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