MARTIN ESPADA'S "4 POEMS" [Lesson Activities & Poems]

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This Martin Espada's "4 Poems" [Lesson Activities and Poems] product provides students a chance to experience a variety of topics that cause reflection. 4 of Espada's popular poems, 20+ 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:

Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1957, Martín Espada is the author of more than twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist, and translator. A former tenant lawyer in the Greater Boston area’s Latino community, he received a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1981 and a JD from Northeastern University in 1985.

This 9th - 12th grade canonized set of poems allows students to understand society and the need to stand for a cause or something you believe in.

Poems Included:

1. "The Meaning of The Shovel"

2. "Heal the Cracks in the Bell of the World"

3. "The Bully"

4. "The Sign of My Father's Hands"

This Product Includes:

1. Who is Martin Espada? Written Biography

2. Each poem has 5 -8 Discussion Questions [32 questions]

3. Espada Visual Poetry

4. Literary and Participation Chart [Blank & Printable]

5. Group Poem Presentations

6. Espada, Poetry, Activism, and Me

7. The 'Puerto Rican' Life and much more to make your classes GREAT!

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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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