Using U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s “Exiles” and John Steinbeck’s Chapter 21 from The Grapes of Wrath, one of the Steinbeck’s intercalary chapters depicting the migrants in California, students will review important poetic devices, close read and annotate the texts, view supporting video clips, listen to an NPR story, view a TED Talk on immigration, and examine an original AP style Literature/Language prompt. This lesson prepares students for AP Literature and Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, Honors courses, American Literature Course exams, the SAT essay and critical thinking activities
In this resource there is a unique detailed rubric that can be used to score Socratic Seminars in a way that encourages organic fluid discussions. In the guide there is a step by step explanation on how to conduct a fish-bowl discussion with the rubric. The Socratic seminar acts as a poetry explication. The packet includes a complete lesson, common core standards, essential and key questions.
Tags: poetry explication, American Literature, Socratic Seminar, writing, poetry, AP Literature, AP Language, Pre-AP, farm migrants, critical thinking, progressive politics, John Steinbeck, annotations, immigrants, TED Talk, The Grapes of Wrath