Close Reading and Compare Contrast of Nonfiction, Poetry, Artwork; Includes Mini Research and Creative Activities with Interactive Notebook Foldable - Aligned with the Common Core State Standards
Did you know that Beyoncé's perfume "Rise" was inspired by Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise"? Or that Apple® used song lyrics from Seal in an advertising campaign to make a huge comeback in the late 90s? Students will explore ways people generate their own creative ideas by taking inspiration from other genres or artistic forms and will practice this creativity themselves in this unique and original activity. With multiple components, it can be spread over two or three days or used as a single day lesson.
This resource is jam-packed with engaging activities that cover several Common Core reading and writing standards. It includes the following components:
• An original nonfiction article about various creative works and how they were inspired by other famous works. Students will discuss how and why these works became inspirational.
• Close reading questions that have students making inferences, identifying the central (main) idea, and how the article makes connections between each example.
• Differentiated questions and graphic organizer for various levels of learning.
• Mini-research activity that has students finding additional examples of how works have been muses and inspirations for other works.
• Compare and contrast activity of a poem and the artwork that inspired it (Wallace Stevens' "The Man with the Blue Guitar" and Pablo Picasso's "The Old Guitarist").
• A creative activity that has students reading poems and finding inspiration for their own original perfume/cologne.
• Additional enrichment activities that include more close reading opportunities and creative activities.
• Paper-saver/1:1 resource: Separate article file so you can share the file with your students digitally.
• Teacher's answer key is included.
CLASSROOM TESTED AND APPROVED
I try to make my resources as engaging as possible while still practicing the essential standards for students in the classroom. I test my materials out on my own students before I post them online. We all know teenagers make a pretty tough audience; these materials have been classroom-tested and approved. Many of my students said this was one of their favorite activities in our poetry unit. I hope your students enjoy them as much as mine.
GREAT FOR SUB PLANS
This can be easily left for a substitute teacher because everything you need is included. The only drawback: you won't get to enjoy this engaging lesson with your students!
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Created and copyrighted by Tracee Orman
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