Guide your students to a deeper level of understanding of the poem,
Puerto Ricans in New York by Charles Reznikoff. A copy of the poem may be read at http://books.google.com/books?id=FPJNAkDg7eAC&printsec=frontcover#PPA243,M1.
The poem deals with the theme of racism.
This standards-based activity leads students through a pre-reading abstract vocabulary study, during reading imagery activity, and a post-reading analysis.
(Also available in MSWord format).
The students will be able to:
- Analyze and define abstract vocabulary
- Visualize poetic imagery
- Interpret the intent of a poem
- Identify symbolism in a poem
- Utilize skills and vocabulary that are common in high-stakes exams
The design of the activity is also effective with English language learners.
Check out the lesson, Prejudice-Little Things are Big, also dealing with the themes of prejudice and racism.
Short Stories, Poetry, literature, SDAIE, test prep, reading comprehension, guided reading, Scott Forrest, EFL/ESL/ELD