Earth Day Paired Text Lesson, Speech and Poem with Creative Project

Earth Day Paired Text Lesson, Speech and Poem with Creative Project
Earth Day Paired Text Lesson, Speech and Poem with Creative Project
Earth Day Paired Text Lesson, Speech and Poem with Creative Project
Earth Day Paired Text Lesson, Speech and Poem with Creative Project
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In this Earth Day-themed paired text lesson, students compare and contrast the presentation of a similar theme or topic across genres (different types of writing) to explain how each genre shapes the author’s presentation of the theme. They will be looking at two texts: Margaret Mead's Earth Day Speech of 1977 and Jane Yolen's poem "Earth Day." Next they use their problem-solving skills to raise awareness of the need to be good stewards of the earth. Students love getting "their hands dirty" with this real-world project and presentation, and you will love that they are critically thinking about the world around them while demonstrating their understanding of key CCSS.

Skills:

Theme

Theme Development

How form relates to meaning

Compare/contrast

Citing Evidence

Making inferences

Figurative Language

Tone/Author’s Perspective

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- PPT guided lesson

- Background Facts

- Questions and answers

- Creative "Junk Wars" project

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Total Pages
40 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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