Practice with Poetry: The Genius of Beethoven and Mozart

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Using Rita Dove’s “Ludwig van Beethoven’s Return to Vienna” and Wallace Stevens’s “Mozart, 1935," students will review important poetic devices, close read and annotate the texts, view supporting video clips, listen to an NPR story, evaluate the writing prompt, and examine scored student sample essays from an original AP style Literature/Language prompt. The genius of Beethoven and Mozart are explored. Students will analyze a speech from Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus for an essay assessment. The students will view clips from Amadeus for short answer assessments as well.

This lesson prepares 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, American Literature, World Literature, British Literature, Socratic Seminar, writing, poetry, AP Literature, AP Language, Pre-AP, classical music, critical thinking, genius, Rita Dove, Wallace Stevens, Mozart, Beethoven, annotations
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Practice with Poetry: The Genius of Beethoven and Mozart
Practice with Poetry: The Genius of Beethoven and Mozart
Practice with Poetry: The Genius of Beethoven and Mozart
Practice with Poetry: The Genius of Beethoven and Mozart
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