Reflection: High Expectations Transforming the Classroom into a Jazz Club: Analyzing "Jazzonia" and Writing Musical Poetry - Section 1: Activator


I chose to write the fact sheets and give it to the students who volunteered to read in form of the group.  Having my students who are reluctant to stand up and read was a large step forward in improving their confidence.  I felt this high expectation was a sufficient amount of "work."  Because only a few students were involved in the speeches, I suppose I could have asked them to research and write their own scripts which could have been after school. This would be a consideration for next year's Jazz Club!

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Transforming the Classroom into a Jazz Club: Analyzing "Jazzonia" and Writing Musical Poetry

Unit 2: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: SWBAT analyze the poem Jazzonia for techniques used to create tone and mood by citing evidence to support their analysis. SWBAT write a short poem about their favorite type of music by employing the techniques and poetic devices that Harlem Renaissance poets used.

Big Idea: Creating a classroom Jazz Cafe makes the Harlem Renaissance come to life!

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