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Subject: English Language Arts (11)
Title: Annotate That! (Song Starter for
Description: Before reading Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour, students practice annotating song lyrics that echo the short story's theme regarding gender inequality. Annotation is an effective way of having student engage with a text for close reading. By having students annotate song lyrics first, the task seems less daunting or overwhelming to students. Also, the pop culture aspect peaks student interest and makes the literature more relevant as students discover that contemporary songs and classic literature share common, universal themes.   This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.


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Subject: English Language Arts (11)
Title: Cracking the Introduction to Their Eyes Were Watching God
Description: Ruby Dee reads from introduction to Their Eyes Were Watching God.  Students must view the video to respond to quiz questions.


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Subject: English Language Arts (11)
Title: Identifying Tone in Poetry
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.


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