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A Poem for My Librarian, Mrs. Long - Giovanni, Nikki

 

LESSON:

A Poem for My Librarian, Mrs. Long (Giovanni, Nikki)

 

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COMMON CORE STANDARD(S):R.L. 6.4, R.L. 6.6,

SKILLS TO LEARN:

Corridor, stereoscope, humiliating, wardrobe

Come to understand other perspectives and cultures through reading the poem.

 

 

 

ACTIVATE BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE:

DIFFERENTIATION:

Pull YouTube video of Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan – Black Coffee – play audio version

Why do you read?

Why do your parents / grandparents/ siblings read?

What do you know about black culture / oppression?

What types of books do you like to read?

What can you learn from reading / books?

 

 

 

 

Pre-teach vocab

What is oppression…

 

EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION: Is it systematic, direct, engaging? How are you eliciting student responses?

Students will be paired “strategically” and read the poem together.

Journal their first reaction to the poem, can be anything – “I don’t get it.” “Wow, she likes to read?”

Who – What – When – Where

 

Listen to the poem – Read professionally

 

What is the big deal about Mrs. Long asking for the book? – Journal

 

 

 

 

 

INDICATORS OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT:

Positive body language      Interest/Enthusiasm        Meaningful AND quality work product   

Consistent Focus               Verbal Participation    Rigorous Thinking

 

 

 

Student only

 

 

Student collaborates

 

 

Student collaborates and shares out

 

 

INTENTIONAL APPLICATION:

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MEASURE OF ASSESSMENT:

Share out what stanzas were significant – what deeper meaning can you pull from the poem. What did the students get from the poem culturally?

 

 

REFLECTION/JOURNALING OPPORTUNITIES:

How would the poem / girl be different if she had what you had today?

What is being implied in the last stanza about life?

How do you relate to her?

 

ENRICHMENT: Do a timeline of events surrounding this time period, what was going on in politics during this time?

REAL WORLD APPLICATION(S):

Where do you see this happening today?

Who would go out on a limb for you?

 

 

 

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION:

OTHER:

TIMEFRAME:

Prezi presentation on time period.         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Language Standards: 
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