#getlit Circles Day 7

Day 7

Poem-a-Day

“We Used to Wait” Arcade Fire

Students will try to identify the theme of this song.

Mini-Lesson

Today’s objective is to review theme, how themes are developed, and to discuss emerging themes in #getlit books. For this activity, I have chosen 1-2 pages of text from a meaningful portion of the books the students are reading. I made photocopies for each student in the group. Then I introduced the idea of “black-out”poems. Each student will create a poem out of words that they leave white, while blacking out all of the other words. They look like this:

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Image result for blackout poemsImage result for blackout poems

The goal is for students to try and capture the theme of their book with a poem. Students will share their poems, and discuss their thinking.

Active Engagement

Students will discuss their poems, and then move onto working on their #getlit projects

Closure

PROJECTS AND POETRY OUT LOUD MONDAY.

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