Pencil Mix-pair-share Highlighter “We the People” poem BAV notebook *clarify What is the learning goal?
• The class “mixes” around the room until the teacher calls, “pair.”• Students pair up with the closest person• Students discuss• Teacher calls “mix” and student roam the room until the teacher calls, “pair.”• Students pair up with the closest person• Students discuss.
“We the People” Consumerism-the belief that the buying and selling of large quantities ofconsumer goods is beneficial to an economy or a sign ofeconomic strength Capitalism-an economic system in which property, businesses, andindustry are owned by individual people and not by thegovernment Greed-an overwhelming desire to have more of something such asmoney than is actually needed
How do consumerism, capitalismand greed affect how we live in the United States? Partner share.
What is an allusion?an indirect reference to somebody or something Can you find the allusion in “We the People?” Put a star by it when you find it!
She is an eighth grader, who found her vision of America in the flickering images of the television screen
We the Peoplethe so called MTV generationis locked in a boxby the constant barrage of should and oughtby the undertow of popularityof conformity of density and intensityby the need to choose whetherto expose the Achilles heel that is your realityor to wear bootsby the blur of the line between want and needby the ease of staring at what they say you should bewhat you don’t want to beby the mass generalizationthe labels that society embroiders on your sweatersby box you have to fit intothe box that becomes your realitywhich is a tragedy, reallyhe says as he flips on the TV
What is the tone? What is the author’s purpose? What is her perspective? Does she have a bias? Why do you think she wrote this poem?
Pen/pencil Highlighter “America” poem What is the learning goal?
Azaceta emigrated to the United States from Communist Cuba in 1960 and knows the feeling of being a stranger in a foreign land. Azaceta’s paints in a style of graphic art that explores the themes of inhumanity and human cruelties among Caribbean backgrounds. This portrait shows you that as an immigrant you can’t have the house without the car, the car without winning the Lotto. So much for the dream, no guarantees, as immigrants to the United States learn they hard way. (Let’s look again)
What is social consciousness? Partner share.relating to the way in which people in groupsbehave and interact and the awareness of theopinions, feelings, and beliefs of those groups Yesterday we talked about allusion. There isone in “America.” Let’s find it.
During Reading: Let’s AnnotateWhat word best describes the narrator’s feelings toward America? (Tone)• Why does the narrator include the dream about his father?• With which sentence would the narrator of this poem most likely agree?• Which line from the poem best indicates the author’s bias?• What was the effect of the student’s comment of America?• What causes the narrator to remark, “I am asleep in America, too.”• What is the author’s perspective?•What is the author’s purpose?
Exit Slip:With your partner, on the stickyTo me, America is/means _________________________Create an AMERICA bumper sticker with slogan,commentary, or powerful statement about AMERICA.
Pencil Please copy your weekly assignments in your planner Copies of “Imagine” by John Lennon “One Tribe” by The Black-eyed Peas What is the learning goal?
What is a rant? A rant is a speech in verbal or written form that usually communicates very aggressively, loudly and/or repetitively about something What is a rant poem? A poem that speaks directly about an issue of social importance (homelessness, gangs, war or poverty) and what they perceive is wrong Rants can occur not only in poems. Can you think of another type/medium where someone might rant?
ImagineJohn LennonImagine theres no heaven, its easy if you tryNo people below us, above its only skyImagine all the peopleLiving for todayImagine theres no countries, it isnt hard to doNo need to kill or die for and no religions tooImagine all the peopleLiving life in peaceYou may say Im a dreamerBut Im not the only oneI hope someday youll join usAnd the world will live as oneImagine no possessions I wonder if you canNo need for greed or hunger a brotherhood of manImagine all the peopleSharing for the worldYou may say Im a dreamerBut Im not the only oneI hope someday youll join usAnd the world will live as oneYou may say Im a dreamerBut Im not the only oneTake my hand and join usAnd the world will live, will live as one
Pen/pencil Paper Peer review sheet and “Waiting on the World” rant (provided to you) What’s the learning goal?
As you listen to the song… ANNOTATE the words and phrases that support Author’s purpose Author’s perspective Author’s bias Tone Be prepared to share.
Brainstorm with your partner Now, write your own rant. about issues that are currently a problem in It should be between 10-20 America or one you feel strongly about such as; lines long. school, bullying, poverty or It does not have to rhyme! violence. (2 min RALLY) Choose one topic or two if they can be incorporated. Use good judgment and no Now, write down all the foul language things about this topic that you feel are really important. Be creative What bothers you most? Let’s look at a sample
Point value Task30 Purpose (evokes emotions and thoughts; communicates personal opinions and beliefs)20 Focused on topic20 Use of grade level vocabulary and figurative language15 Rant reflects YOUR voice15 Conventions (proper spelling, capitalization and punctuation)______100
Pencil Rough draft of rant poem Grab a peer review form What is the learning goal?
Now, write your own rant. It should be between 10-20 lines long. It does not have to rhyme! Use good judgment and no foul language Be creative
Give your rant to your partner or another student with the Peer review form. Go over the comments your peer made. Do you need to revise? This form needs to be filled out completely before you can turn your poem in. You need to attach the form to your poem when you turn in.