Using Bob Dylan’s iconic song, "Like a Rolling Stone”, students will review important poetic devices, close read and annotate the song, view supporting video clips, evaluate a writing prompt, formulate the thesis for an argument essay on the value of entertainment from the 2003 AP English Language exam 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. A couple NPR stories examine the mystic of the song. This lesson prepares students for AP Literature and AP Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, 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. An opening, work session, and closing is provided for each of the three lessons.
Tags: poetry explication, American Literature, Socratic Seminar, writing, poetry, AP Literature, critical thinking, argument, Bob Dylan, annotations, literary devices, Like a Rolling Stone, Rock Songs, Rock & Roll