Lesson: 2: Comparing Authors' Voices
Students will be able to compare and contrast words and phrases in poems with different voices.
(I) will explain that the words and phrases of a poem reflect the author’s voice. For example, a poem in which the author’s voice reflects sadness will have very different words and phrases that a poem with a happy voice. I will read “No Difference” (p. 81) by Shel Silverstein in Where the Sidewalk Ends aloud. I will give examples of words and phrases in the poem that help me identify the voice as “accepting of others”. (Example chart is provided.) I will then read “Owl” from Spooky ABC by Eve Merriam and Lane Smith aloud and identify the words and phrases that help me identify the voice as “mysterious”. I will compare and contrast the words and phrases used in the two poems.
(We) will read “For Sale” (p. 52) by Shel Silverstein in Where the Sidewalk Ends and identify the words and phrases that support the author’s voice. The author’s voice is angry or annoyed. (Example chart is provided.) We will read “Nightmare” from Spooky ABC and identify the words and phrases in the poem that support the voice. The voice of the poem is terror.
(You) will compare and contrast the words and phrases in the two poems.
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