LUIS RODRIGUEZ'S "2 POEMS" [Lesson Activities & Poems]

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This Luis Rodriguez "2 Poems" [Lesson Activities and Poems] product provides students a chance to experience a variety of topics that cause reflection. 2 of Rodriguez's popular poems, 18 discussion questions/essay prompts, a sample LITERARY & ANALYSIS Chart, LESSON ACTIVITIES, Black & White Versions, quizzes, and a Biography. These poems allow students to read and analyze these poems of literary merit. 9th - 12th Graders will love this product. Check it out!

Summary:

In 1954, Luis J. RodrĂ­guez was born in El Paso, Texas. He grew up in Watts and the East Los Angeles area, where his family faced poverty and discrimination. A gang member and drug user at the age of twelve, by the time he turned eighteen, RodrĂ­guez had lost twenty-five of his friends to gang violence, drug overdoses, shootings, and suicide. He wrote two autobiographical accounts of his experiences with gang violence and addiction, It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing (Touchstone, 2012), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, and Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. (Curbstone Books, 1993), winner of the Carl Sandburg Award of the Friends of the Chicago Public Library.

This 9th - 12th grade canonized set of poems allows students to understand life and love and the need to reflect.

Poems Included:

1. "Love Poem to Los Angeles"

2. "Tia Chucha"

This Product Includes:

1. Who is Luis Rodriguez? Written/Video Biography

2. Each poem has 5 - 8 Discussion Questions [24 questions]

3. Rodriguez Visual Poetry

4. Literary and Participation Chart [Blank & Printable]

5. Group Poem Presentations

6. Talking Back and much more

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Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text.

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