Nonfiction Connections: Poem by Taylor Mali & Article from The Guardian

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This lesson makes learning relevant by connecting real-world issues with an engaging poem. Students complete close readings of two texts: “Totally Like Whatever, You Know?” by Taylor Mali and “Beyond Malala: Six Teenagers Changing the World” from The Guardian newspaper. Students begin by writing a journal about important topics in society. Handouts with before, during, and after reading strategies provide scaffolding for their reading, and the lesson culminates with a writing activity assignment. Students select these activities from a Menu of activities which fit various learning styles and interests. Furthermore, meet the needs of auditory and visual learners by showing a SchoolTube video of Mali performing the poem or reading it on NPR. Additionally, this lesson incorporates all strands of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Standards. My high school students loved this lesson!

The 16 page product file includes the following:
Explicit lesson plan with identified Common Core Standards and links to online resources,
Links to online access of the texts
Think Aloud with sample annotations for the first verse of the poem
Handouts with before, during, and post-reading strategies
Peer Review handout
Proofreading handout
Writing Activities Menu,
Menu Rubric
Short Analysis Essay Rubric
Key providing detailed responses

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Nonfiction Connections
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