This unit can serve as an introduction to the world of spoken word poetry. The activities included serve as both the immersion into text that precedes and informs the writing process, as well as the first steps into the writing process. Please see the document Introduction to Spoken Word Poetry by Anne Beamish for full unit… Read More »Introduction to Spoken Word Poetry
With the help of academic conversation cards and bookmarks, students engage in group discussions about their books, working together to apply different reading strategies when encountering challenging passages.
This unit aims to link literature from the Harlem Renaissance to contemporary literature around the theme of racial consciousness. The unit features a short story by Langston Hughes, which sets the stage for a poetry study that ultimately empowers students to produce multiple poems inspired by what they have studied. Please see the document The… Read More »From the 1920s to the 2020s: The Lasting Impact of the Harlem Renaissance