Sport Talk's Literature Link (Episode #1: "Fifteen")

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This podcast is part of the series: Literature Links

Multimedia Details Title: Sport Talk's Literature Link (Episode #1: "Fifteen")
Creator: Podcast Created by Julie Powell Poem by William Stafford
Submitted By: Julie Powell, Elmore County High School, Elmore County

Elmore County Schools -- Elmore County High School


This podcast features an animated talk show segment titled Sport Talk's Literature Link. In this episode, the host (Jim English) speaks with the speaker of William's Stafford's motorcycle poem "Fifteen." As the host and his guest discuss this coming of age poem, they analyze literary elements such as theme, conflict, alliteration, assonance, stanza, speaker v. poet, and personification. A transcript is also available for this podcast.

Length: 6:32
Content Areas: English/Language Arts
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

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NCTE Standards:


Standard #1:  Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. 



Common Core State Standards (Reading Standards for Literature 6-12):


Standard #2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its developments 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.