LUIS RODRIGUEZ'S "2 POEMS" [Lesson Activities & Poems]
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!
In 1954, Luis J. Rodríguez 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, Rodríguez 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.
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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