The English Language Reading Room

Today’s Learning Objectives: 4-29-14

Learning Objective:  I can determine the central ideas of this poem by examining how the author organized his thoughts in this text.

A. Underlining the most important ideas of each stanza and then think- “When does this author change the topic?”

B. I can myself, “what is the topic of this section?”

C. What do these topics share in common?

D. How do these topics differ?

 

 

Why is this important?

Often times poems and articles don’t include subtitles. Stanza usually  follow one after the other.With a spoken word poem of this length, it will be important to determine how the author organized his thoughts so we can figure out the central ideas by asking ourselves, what topic is he addressing?

Today’s Text Dependent Questions:

Text Dependent Questions:

a. What are the topic on page 1?

b. What is the topic on page 2?

c. What is the topic on page 3?

d. How does the tone of the poem change on pages 4 and 5?

e. How are the sections similar?

f. How do they differ?

g. Determine the main characters of this poem?

h. Determine the supporting characters of this poem

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