Title: I've Got the Literacy Blues
Students will be singing the blues in this lesson in which they identify themes from '' The Gift of the Magi'' and write and present blues poetry based on those themes.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 35: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.11-12.1]
Title: Identifying Tone in Poetry
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[ELA2015] (11) 37: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening. [L.11-12.3]Digital Tool Description: This lesson will be used as an introduction to identifying tone in poetry through the students' analysis and evaluation of the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" presented through Cristina Birkel's YouTube video, which exhibits the poem's text visually and orally with music playing in the background. After watching the video, students will discuss tone before writing paragraphs evaluating tone and justifying their evaluation through textual details within the poem.
Title: English With Mrs. Wright Episode 1 (their, they're, there)
Episode 1 of English With Mrs. Wright explains the difference between the problem words their, they're, and there. Standard(s):
[ELA2015] (11) 38: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 11 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. [L.11-12.4]