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Compare & Contrast "what they did yesterday afternoon" & "Rise", Sub Plan

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Compare and contrast poetry and song lyrics! Teach students to compare and contrast for state test assessment as they compare poetry and song lyrics. Kate Perry’s “Rise” and Warsan Shire’s poem “what they did yesterday afternoon” take a different perspective on life. Both are written with voice and passion.

Students will compare and contrast content, language, tone, structure and theme to prepare them for the short answer response questions on end-of-the-semester tests.

Students will also take an 8 question short answer response quiz comparing and contrasting the two artists.

Slides take students through instructions and a detailed example of comparing and contrasting. All compare/contrast documents are included in the powerpoint. The exit pass is in slide format and included as a printable page in Word docx or PDF format.
Poetic terms are also included in slides and there is an interactive notebook for students to create to document their definitions of the terms.
Poetic terms include:
free verse

The poetry lesson could be one 90 minute class period or shorter periods of time over three days.
Lesson includes:
Powerpoint presentation in pings
Interactive Notebook pages for poetry terms
Hyperlinks for videos
Class directions for comparing and contrasting in Word docx or PDF format (Answer sheet included in Word docx and PDF format.)
8 question student short answer response quiz for comparing and contrasting in Word docx and PDF format
Slide presentation about poetry terms and an interactive notebook
Example song lyrics in Word docx or PDF format
Example poem in Word docx or PDF format
Exit Pass in Word docx or PDF format or may be used as a projection slide.

This lesson has been successful in my English 10 classroom for many years and is often listed in the "Ten Things You Must Continue To Do Next Year" survey at the end of the year.

Clipart by Caryn Wheeler. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Caryn-Wheeler

Please contact seller with any questions. Seller is a member of National Writing Project and a Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant recipient.


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