This fun 30% off bundle will entertain and challenge students while ensuring that there is no marking and no prep beyond a little photocopying for you - what a win-win! It is comprised of an American Dream poetry unit and a Salesman debate resource. This duo will not only help foster a creative approach to this play but also keep your students happy and engaged during even dire emergencies, such as Friday afternoons.
American Dream Poetry Presentations
To immerse themselves in the American Dream that consumes the Lomans, students will study American Dream songs and poems in small groups and give short presentations to the whole class, AND fashion their own poems. To reflect the narrowness of the Lomans’ options, students create FOUND poetry; they can only use the words provided in the words lists in this resource!
Length of this mini unit: Depending on class length and size, approximately 3 classes will be required. - The found poetry exercise will take about 45 minutes. - The poetry presentations will take small groups about 30 minutes to prepare and about 35-40 minutes to present to the class- more if you have very keen students.
Included in this 25 page resource:
2 pages of carefully selected words that the students can use to make their own poetic reflections on the American Dream, and an explanation of the set-up for Found Poetry.
2 songs and 6 poems that relate to the American Dream in general and Death of a Salesman in particular (7 pages).
An outline of the requirements of the poetry presentation assignment that can be given to students.
A short, clear teacher’s rubric to mark each presentation while it is being given. Salesman anagrams freebie.
Salesman act one quiz freebie. Salesman quiz answer key freebie.
Freebies It is always convenient to have some anagrams handy in case an activity doesn’t last quite as long as you might anticipate! The other freebie is an act one fill in the blanks knowledge quiz. The answer key is so clear that the students could mark the quiz themselves. This resource will give you a grade for your students, yet WITHOUT ANY MARKING OUT OF CLASS!
The debate activity
Students grapple with key issues in the text like
Be it resolved that Linda is an enabler who does not deserve the audience's sympathy. They get public speaking and teamwork practice, while you avoid piles of weekend-eating marking.
What this resource contains
It has everything needed to run a debate, including
graphic organizers for students to organize their speech and rebuttal material
self-evaluation forms, and peer feedback forms
a rubric for teachers
fun games in case a debate finishes early
9 resolutions on themes, characters, literary aspects and the text’s relevance to society
Please see the preview for a full table of contents.
This resource does not teach students HOW to debate. If you need a resource that teaches students how to debate, step by patient step, please see Debate ANY novel or play!
Many of the pages in this package are drawn from that resource.
9 topics are provided, enough for even the largest classes to debate different resolutions in their groups of four. The resolutions are part of a fully editable Word folder AND an editable PDF folder. The resolutions document also provides a record of the teams’ names and which side they are arguing for.
A separate Word folder AND editable PDF folder of some parts of the resource are included. This will allow you to make changes if necessary to suit the style your district debates in, or to alter the number of minutes allotted to each speaker.
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