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Crossing Boundaries Through Bilingual, Spoken-Word Poetry

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Crossing Boundaries Through Bilingual, Spoken-Word Poetry

Grades 7 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven 90–minute sessions
Lesson Author

Danielle Berg

San Diego, California

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

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Professional Library

Podcast Episodes

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Reading Performance: Understanding Fluency Through Oral Interpretation

Students discuss prosody, gain a new appreciation for literature intended for oral performance, and participate in activities that instill the value of technology in shaping their appreciation of literature.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Behind the Masks: Exploring Culture Through Art and Poetry

Students research mask-making from various cultures, highlight the masks’ connections to cultural practices, compose poetry to reveal their understanding, analyze their own culture, and create personal masks and poetry.

 

Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Latino Poetry Blog: Blogging as a Forum for Open Discussion

In this lesson, students use blogs to hold discussions about the effect of the factors of culture, history, and environment on Latino poetry.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 1

April is National Poetry Month!

Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   6 – 12  |  Printout  |  Assessment Tool

Group and Self-Evaluation

Students use this printout to evaluate both their own performance in a group as well as the actions of their group members.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement

Second-Language Literacy Instruction

This position statement offers recommendations on ways to support second-language learners.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Poets in Practice

This article discusses the need to engage students and teachers in active poetry writing.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Living Voices: Multicultural Poetry in the Middle School Classroom

Jaime Wood offers middle school English language arts teachers material for teaching poetry by Nikki Giovanni, Li-Young Lee, and Pat Mora; the text includes graphic organizers and other resources.

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Celebrating Poetry for Teens

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, tune in for recommendations of a variety of poetry books for teens.

 

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