Reflection: Intervention and Extension Students Take an Analytic Bite Out of the Song and Poem "Strange Fruit" - Section 3: Student Learning Activity


I noticed that when playing the Billie Holiday musical rendition of the poem, students were fully engaged in listening to the words and their body language showed an emotional involvement with the poem that I did not see while they read it.   Do you think it had this impact because of the music, singer, or a little of both?

  Intervention and Extension: Musical Rendition
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Students Take an Analytic Bite Out of the Song and Poem "Strange Fruit"

Unit 13: Expressive Writing
Lesson 15 of 15

Objective: SWBAT identify and analyze the effects of figurative language on theme, mood and tone by using a TP-CASTT template and Venn Diagram.

Big Idea: How does reading and listening to the poem "Strange Fruit" help my students gain a deeper understanding of racism?

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