Reflection: Relevance Using TP-CASTT to Compare Themes in Poems by Two Different Authors: Analyzing and Comparing “I, Too” and “I Hear America Singing.” - Section 1: Activator

 

Teenagers want to read other teenagers poetry because they think the same and share similar experiences.  I was amazed how engaged my students where when reading the short teen poems.  The titles where at times deceiving which I found made the activity that more successful.  I asked my students how surprised where they when they realized the theme was different from what they initially predicted. Some found it amusing and others said it surprised them. I explained to my students that proficient readers use a variety of specific comprehension strategies.  

We all came to the agreement that predicting or using information form the text or in this case poem's title to anticipate what will be read did enhance and adjust comprehension while reading.

.

  Making it Meaningful
  Relevance: Making it Meaningful
Loading resource...
 

Using TP-CASTT to Compare Themes in Poems by Two Different Authors: Analyzing and Comparing “I, Too” and “I Hear America Singing.”

Unit 2: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
Lesson 7 of 9

Objective: SWBAT identify, interpret, and compare themes and analyze impact of word choice on meaning of poems by using the TP-CASTT organzier and analyzing supporting evidence from the poem.

Big Idea: What do Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman’s poems have in common?

  Print Lesson
8 teachers like this lesson
i too
 
1
2
3
4
Similar Lessons
 
Analyzing Poetry about Beliefs: Using FACE to Uncover the Mask (Day 1 of 2)
9th Grade ELA » Poetry Analysis
Big Idea: Will my beliefs about masks affect my judgment? Let's see the outcome!
  Favorites(11)
  Resources(64)

Environment: Urban
Donna Fletcher
 
Each Detail Matters: A Long Way Gone
10th Grade ELA » What It Means to be Human
Big Idea: Can we pay homage to an author by examining each word he or she chooses to put onto paper?
  Favorites(5)
  Resources(13)
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
Lindsay Thompson
 
Making Inferences about the Character of the Characters in "The Scarlet Ibis"
9th Grade ELA » The Search For Identity: "The Scarlet Ibis" Reading and Analysis
Big Idea: Dissections aren't just for science --In ELA students dissect characters and use vocabulary development tools.
  Favorites(48)
  Resources(16)
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
Paula Stanton
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close