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Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
Common The People3 103107
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Common The People3 103107

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  • 1. In this lesson you will learn: To use words that create “movies” for the reader; your words will enhance the overall meaning of your writing.
  • 2. Preface To enjoy the media clips that are part of this assignment, you will need Windows Media Player. Mac users may experience difficulties with parts of this presentation.
  • 3. Pre-Assessment
    • Before we get started, please take a minute to answer the following questions. Please write your answers in the text box below.
  • 4. Pre-assessment
    • In the text box below, write:
    • “ Pre-assessment,” the question number and your answer. EXAMPLE???
    • Do you listen to music for the way the music sounds, for the words, or both?
  • 5. (Pre-assessment, con’t)
    • How does a video help or hurt a song?
    • Give an example of a song that you LOVED when you saw the video.
    • What is another example that you HATED when you saw it.
  • 6. Words and Imagery Part I
  • 7. Why are lyrics important?
    • They paint a picture of what’s happening.
    • They reveal the artist’s message.
    • What are other reasons why lyrics are important?
  • 8. Words
    • There are lots of reasons why words are important. Without words, we would draw pictures and grunt like cavemen.
  • 9. Phrases that paint pictures
      • Read these descriptions. One of them might make you hungry.
        • Pizza.
      • Pepperoni and pineapple pizza.
      • Can you see a difference?
  • 10.
        • Pepperoni and pineapple
        • pizza, with hot, melty cheese,
        • extra sauce, and a tall, cold,
        • icy soda.
        • (Your description here) pizza.
      • How did the description make you crave pizza? Describe it in the text box below. Take 2 minutes.
  • 11. The Artist: Common
    • Song: “The People”
  • 12. The Artist: Common
    • Song: “The People”
      • Read the first verse and chorus lyrics to “The People.”
      • This is a challenging song to read and understand. Don’t worry about every word. Try to get a general idea of what the song is about .
  • 13. I’m all ears
    • Listen to the song and read the words at the same time.
    • Elements to consider: style, content of lyrics, themes, imagery, connections, rhythm, repetitions, etc.
  • 14. Pair work
    • With a partner, talk about the questions and answers. Write your answers in the text box below.
      • Who is the singer? Is he in love? His he talking about his Nike shoes?
      • What is the song about?
  • 15. (Pair Work, con’t )
      • How do you know that’s what the song means?
      • How does the artist tell his story? What words convey meaning?
  • 16. What do you think it means? Draw a picture, explain or tell how it connects to you. In the text box below the Powerpoint, write what YOU think this line from the song means. Example: Quote: This is street radio, for unsung heroes. Ridin in they regal, tryin' to stay legal
  • 17. One possible interpretation
    • Music for real people
    • Everyday unnoticed heroes
    • Cruising and staying out of trouble
    Example: Quote: This is street radio, for unsung heroes. Ridin in they regal, tryin' to stay legal
  • 18. Quote and what it might mean
    • Life is really hard
    • People sometimes do things to escape
    • He started off bad, but now wants to be remembered for something good
    Quote 1: And the struggles of the brothas and the folks With lovers under dope, experiment to discover hopes; Scuffle for notes, the rougher I wrote, times was harder. Went from rocky starter to a voice of a martyr.
  • 19. What do you think it means? Draw a picture, explain or tell how it connects to you. In the text box below the Powerpoint, write what YOU think this line from the song means. Quote 2: Why white folks focus on dogs and yoga While people on the low end tryin’ to ball and get over.
  • 20. A possible interpretation
    • Why do white people have it so easy and it’s so difficult for everybody else?
    Quote 2: Why white folks focus on dogs and yoga While people on the low end tryin’ to ball and get over.
  • 21. End of Part I
    • Take the quiz before continuing to Part II.

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