Title: Satire Changes Things!
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[ELA2015] (11) 6: Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement). [RL.11-12.6]Digital Tool Description: YouTube Video of a teenager and her complaints about her affluent life as compared to the lives of children in other countries.
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.