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Slavery Module: Lesson twelve


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7th Grade ELA …

7th Grade ELA
NYS Common Core Curriculum
Module 3, Unit 1

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  • 1. DO NOW Read the poem “Introduction to Poetry” Use the blank space to sketch three (3) separate images you can picture as you read the poem
  • 2. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass “Introduction to Poetry” • What do your pictures have to do with the poem title? • What is the speaker in the poem trying to say? • Let’s take a closer look…
  • 3. Introduction to Poetry I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive. I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, or walk inside the poem’s room and feel the walls for a light switch. I want them to waterski across the surface of a poem waving at the author’s name on the shore. But all they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with rope and torture a confession out of it. they begin beating it with a hose to find out what it really means.
  • 4. Slavery Learning Objectives I can read and re-read a poem to find layers of meaning. I can identify common poetic devices, especially those that have to do with structure, figurative language and repetition.
  • 5. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass POETRY! • Take out FOUND POEM (#2) • Metaphor: poetry is a car • Paint job reading • Engine… “pop the hood” reading • Mean machine reading! How to Read a Poem Chart!
  • 6. The Negro Speaks of Rivers I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset. I’ve known rivers: Ancient, dusky rivers. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
  • 7. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass Powerful Stories Anchor Chart • Let’s add Langston Hughes’s poem to the chart!!
  • 8. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass Exit Ticket! • List three (3) poetic tools with which you are most familiar • List three (3) tools that need help • What might be hardest for you when we “pop the hood” of another poem?
  • 9. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass Homework • Poet’s Toolbox Matching Worksheet • Worksheet + Poetry Toolbox!!