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Culturally Relevant ELA - Week Three

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11th/12th Grade ELA

Week 3 April 20-26, 2020

Objectives: Students will be able to 
Read, analyze and critique a poem; compose an analytical essay; view image depicting a common childhood experience and use them to evoke their own childhood memories and to record those memories in a journal. 

Texts, Images or Links: 
See the poem and images located on the following page. 

Writing: Compose an explanatory essay of four or five paragraphs analyzing the poem “Raspadas/ Raspados.” Include information about the narrator, the tone, the setting and the mood created by the speaker’s choice of words. 

Lesson 1:Conduct a close reading of the poem “Raspadas/Raspados,” annotating the text with your questions, comments and any personal connections you may make. 

Lesson 2: Compose a descriptive essay based on the two images pictured on the next page. Use descriptive language to paint the images in readers’ minds and to capture as many details as you can. 

Enrichment Activity 

Over the course of this week, keep a journal each day in which you record some of your most pleasant childhood memories. Each entry should be at least one paragraph in length and may also contain drawings, poems, or lists of places and names associated with each memory. 

Vocabulary

Vivid- intensely deep or bright 

Rivulets- very small streams 

Meander-to slowly take a winding path 

Afflictions-burdens or troubles 

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