Today, we will be starting Spoken Word as well as continuing to work on our essay for The True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
Head’s Up: Homework check. We will be coming by to make sure your essay is on track. The following should be complete.
- Essay Outline (intro and Body #1)
- “Say Mean Matter” Worksheet for the first two quotes that would be in body #1.
*Thesis Statements: We will practice Thesis Statements (if you cannot write on the document below, please do it on a separate word doc. You may need to split screens…
- If the Writing Thesis Statements Document is not complete during class, please complete at home.
- Essay Outline Body #2: please complete this paragraph on your outline
- Say Mean Matter Worksheet: Please add in two more quotes that will be used to support your ideas in Body paragraph #2.
- Spoken Word: start to think of ideas/topics that you will use in your spoken word.
-Spoken word criteria: We will have some overlap in our units due to timing –but I wanted you to have enough time to work on this.
The first document below is an old document but there are a few things I would like to talk to you about regarding spoken word.
“When Love Arrives”
“Somewhere in America”
Taylor Mali “What do teachers make?”
Martin Luther King
-We will be working on Spoken word: we will look at a few samples of Rants…
*Spoken Word: Brainstorming activitiy
Warm up spoken word free write activity: Practice writing with imagery that includes all five senses. Students describe an abstract or intangible entity using all senses: what do they look, sound, smell, taste and feel like?
Examples: Choose 2 of the following examples and write for five minutes each using imagery/sensory language.
Spoken Word Activities:
*Techniques for Creating Word Play
*Word Play Activity