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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 2 :
2 ) Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. [RL.9-10.2]

[ELA2015] (9) 16 :
16 ) Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person's life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account. [RI.9-10.7]

[ELA2015] (9) 23 :
23 ) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 20-22 above.) [W.9-10.4]

[ELA2015] (9) 24 :
24 ) Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of the first three standards in the Language strand in Grades K-9.) [W.9-10.5]

Subject: English Language Arts (9)
Title: Determining a Mother's Love Through Music and Poetry

This activity is designed to allow students to write a comparison-contrast essay comparing song lyrics dealing with a mother's love. To successfully complete this activity, learners will need to complete the introductory learning activity "Music: A Literary Analysis of Contemporary Music and Its Effect on Children" found on ALEX.

This activity was developed as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

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