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Reinforcing Poetry with Tupac

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Dana Lord (Teacher (K-12)), Dec 07, 2012

I reviewed this lesson without really knowing much about Tupac's history or music, but it was easy to use and I think that students (especially the students that "don't like poetry") would respond positively to this lesson. The vocabulary review was nicely done and includes examples that the students will enjoy and they are easy to understand. I'm curious why "simile" is in a different color and thought there was going to be a focus on that figurative language tool during the lesson, but that wasn't the case. It's not a bad thing, I was just waiting for simile to take center stage. :)  Adding the hologram concert is a great way to connect to present time also. I was a little confused by the arrow on the top-left corner at first and had to click on it a few times to figure out what it's function was, but it didn't take away from the lesson at all. This is a fantastic lesson for teaching figurative language/poetry - expecially for students that don't typically want to learn about that topic.

Technical Remarks:

The link to the "You are listening to..." did not appear to be working. All of the other links and "buttons" worked just fine.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes