Common Core State Standards for ELA
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or selection of a story or drama.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5 Analyze how dramas or poem’s form or structure contributes to its meaning.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
21st Century life skills emphasized:
Accountability, Adaptability, Ethics, Leadership, People Skills, Personal Productivity, Personal Responsibility, Self-Direction, Social Responsibility
Simply MeToDo Strategies:
Clearly define content objectives each day, graphic organizers, scaffolding, questioning, multiple exposures, cross-curricular connections, and/or note taking.
Simply MeToDo focused strategies: Read aloud, individual exploration
Link to Prior Learning from a prior lesson in the series:
Students will practice using the TPCASTT technique to aid them in understanding the meaning behind Langston Hughes poem.
Purpose/Objective of the Lesson:
Students will be able to apply the TPCASTT method to one of Langston Hughes’ poems to successfully gain an understanding of how his background influenced his writing.
Unit Essential Question:
What problem-solving strategies can individuals use to manage conflict and change?
Lesson Essential Question: How does an author’s background and style impact their writing?
Key Questions for this lesson:
- What is the symbolism in the poem? What examples can you find to support your claim?
- Describe the mood of the poem with textual examples.
- Locate 2 examples of imagery in the poem. What are they describing to you?
- What did you notice about Langston Hughes style? Do you think his background influenced his writing?
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 69 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 50
- Assessments Yes