Use this Slang/Culture poetry analysis and imitation assignment to discuss language change, culture, and allusions while inviting students to use all their SLANG!
Includes the poem "Ode to American English" formatted for close reading with notes and examples of annotations that can be done as a group activity.
Includes a handout and graphic organizer reviewing allusions and guiding students to find allusions in the poem.
Assignment handout detailing poem assignment with specific instructions, detailed rubric, and five student examples.
Detailed notes and tips walk you through this assignment-- a poem that is ALWAYS one of my students' favorites from the year! Over 18 pages of resources for you to tweak a 1, 2, or 3 day lesson from!