The President is giving his Farewell Address right now, and the White House has just released the transcript of his address (Here’s another link).

Barack Obama’s farewell speech in full: annotated is from The Guardian.

I think it’s pretty impressive, and lots of excerpts from it are going to be great Read Alouds and grist for writing prompts.

You can find several other writing prompts connected to the President’s past speeches at Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

I’m adding this post to The Best Places To Learn About President Barack Obama’s Life.

Here’s an embedded video of his speech: