Marta Gomez, a contemporary Colombian musician adapted Federico Garcia Lorca’s poetry into an album of music. Using the standout selections, "Es Verdad" and "Cancioncilla del primer deseo," students will review important poetic devices; close read and annotates the two poems, view supporting video clips, evaluate the writing prompt, formulate the thesis for a paired-passage essay and examine scored student sample essays with commentary. A link to an appropriate rubric is included to assist with scoring the essays generated from the activity. This lesson prepares students for AP Literature exams, Common Core extended response assessments, the SAT essay and critical thinking activities.
The packet includes a complete lesson, common core standards, essential and key questions, links to video clips and resources, a teacher’s guide for annotating the poems and scored student samples with commentary.
Key words: scansion, World Literature, Spanish Literature, writing, poetry, AP Literature, critical thinking, Federico Garcia Lorca, annotations, literary devices, love