: Understanding how writers put their feelings into language.
: Students will understand and identify words of emotion, imagery and mood.
: Individual journals, pens, selected poem xeroxed and passed out to students.
: Class will read the selected xeroxed poem silently then orally together. After reading the poem, the class will Look for words of emotion, words that paint pictures, and words which convey the mood of the poem.
: Understanding what you read is the art of being able to interpret what you think the author is trying to say in a particular selection. Look for certain key words such as: liver lips, welfare line, bump d’bump, for your clues.
: Class is to read the poem “Bump d’bump” silently. After reading the selection silently, class will read each verse orally. Together, teacher and class, will discuss each verse and determine what meanings are hidden in the words. Next, in the journals students are to choose one stanza that is particularly meaningful to them and paraphrase it, or if the student feels he or she can imitate the verse and write something of their own, that would be great!