Poetry Comes Alive!!! A Relevant Story Told with Poetry
Help me give my students a great lesson in poetry and current events in one amazing story.
My classes primarily consist of Hispanic and African American students. My student's attend an inner city high school, and need to be exposed to great literature and academics.We are getting ready to embark on a new unit and could really use help getting the novels we need.
My sophomores and seniors are an amazing group of college prep and General education students.
They are constantly improving and growing in their quest to be better. Teaching them is a real honor and pleasure.
The book Long Way Down is an amazing story told with poems. The story is relevant to my student population. I have students every year that have experienced similar things the main character in this book faces. Inner city issues dealing with gangs, poverty, and loss.
Not only will I be able to teach poetry and English skills, but also current issues that matter in their lives.
We can break each part of the story down by analyzing the poems and writing about them. Ultimately creating our own series of poems. The students will learn a lot from the decisions made in the story and hopefully be able to self examine their own.
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