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DICTION: HIGH SCHOOL POETRY LESSON AND CREATIVE WRITING uses Jamaal May's poem "Hum for the Bolt" to teach the concepts of diction, denotation, and connotation. The lesson contains definitions, a link to the poem, questions to consider while reading, a creative writing exercise with pre-writing, and questions for wrap-up.
In addition to the lesson, the download includes teacher instructions, a list of further resources, and a breakdown of the Common Core alignment.
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