Using Pablo Neruda’s poem, “Standard Oil Co.” students will review important poetic devices, close read and annotate the text, view supporting video clips, listen to an NPR story, view a TED Talk on the environmental price of oil, evaluate a writing prompt examine student sample essays. Neruda’s detail the cost of oil on the environment and in global politics that still rings true today. These lessons prepare students for AP Literature and Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, 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, World Literature, Socratic Seminar, writing, poetry, AP Literature, AP Language, Pre-AP, environmental issues, critical thinking, oil industry, Chile, TED Talk, NPR, Pablo Neruda