This is a two part assignment that also goes well before my product "Revolutionary Acts by Real People". All my products are ready to go. You simply download and handout the assignment. It is up to you how you want to build up to it. I normally choose to do a lesson on poetry ahead of time. I also like to go over the importance of making changes in the world.
It is important to understand the importance of poetry in today’s world. Often students are disconnected with the idea of poetry, and are thrilled to look at song lyrics.
Students will be choosing a song that identifies and talks about an issue that is important to them. They are asked to identify poetic devices. I have included a handout.
The second part of the assignment is having the students write a business letter based on what they have already identified as an important issue. I have attached a business letter template. This is a scaffolding assignment that students love! also have a mark breakdown included.