Introduction to poetry lesson-analyze intersections in song, poetry, spoken word

Introduction to poetry lesson-analyze intersections in song, poetry, spoken word
Introduction to poetry lesson-analyze intersections in song, poetry, spoken word
Introduction to poetry lesson-analyze intersections in song, poetry, spoken word
Introduction to poetry lesson-analyze intersections in song, poetry, spoken word
Introduction to poetry lesson-analyze intersections in song, poetry, spoken word
Introduction to poetry lesson-analyze intersections in song, poetry, spoken word
Introduction to poetry lesson-analyze intersections in song, poetry, spoken word
Introduction to poetry lesson-analyze intersections in song, poetry, spoken word
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Get your students thinking critically and creatively about the core elements of poetry and performance with this lesson plan focused on finding connections.

Students
- Warm-up with a short exercise to explore the features of the blues, and song generally, that overlap with poetry using "Riverbank Blues" by Sterling A. Brown
- Creatively interpret Nikki Giovanni's "Ego Trippin'," then compare their choices to a recording by professional musical group
- See youth perform original poetry at Brave New Voices, and analyze the characteristics of spoken word

Teachers
- Guide critical thinking with careful questions
- Facilitate activities with clear, step-by-step instructions and a printable "Strategies to make meaning of poetry"
- Model vocabulary-rich and evidence-driven analysis with answers to all prompts
Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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