Poem Song Pairings 2: Classical Poetry and Modern Music

Poem Song Pairings 2: Classical Poetry and Modern Music
Poem Song Pairings 2: Classical Poetry and Modern Music
Poem Song Pairings 2: Classical Poetry and Modern Music
Poem Song Pairings 2: Classical Poetry and Modern Music
Poem Song Pairings 2: Classical Poetry and Modern Music
Poem Song Pairings 2: Classical Poetry and Modern Music
Poem Song Pairings 2: Classical Poetry and Modern Music
Poem Song Pairings 2: Classical Poetry and Modern Music
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Students talking too much in class? Increase academic talk with this poetry pairings lesson plan! Spice up your poetry study with a dash of modern music. This poetry pairing product compares Desiderata and Cry Today, Smile Tomorrow. Cry Today Smile tomorrow is a very popular song by Latino singer Anthony Ramos. Included are: complete poetry and song texts, links to audio and video resources, citing evidence, making inferences, and plenty of other lesson ideas to keep students on task and engaged. The song, Cry Today, Smile tomorrow contains the word "hell" once. The line is: "With puzzle pieces in my palms, wondering what the hell I did wrong." Other than this, this lesson is totally G rated and a safe bet for your middle or high school classroom. If you have ANY questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me at: teachingacaptiveaudience@gmail.com. Thank you!

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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.
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.
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 the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
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