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2 Evaluating Activities & Complying with Content Standards and Grade Level Expectations Glenda J. Hurtado-Torrellas Universidad del Este ENGG 633: Teaching YA Literature Prof. Evelyn Lugo

3 Students of ESL Listening/ Speaking Reading Writing Express thoughts and opinions, evaluate, analyze, predict, apply prior knowledge, employ correct grammar and vocabulary, in summary demonstrate a high level of fluency.

4 The Burning Question How do I get their attention? The story of an English teacher

5 Frustration Student with English- ¡No entiendo! Teacher with Student Administration with results Parents with School Cycle is repeated

6 The Challenge Children have an innate desire to understand their world and to accomplish their goals. They can attend for hours to something they understand to be worthwhile and achievable (Findley, 2005).

7 The Best Strategy Engage the students by creating lesson plans that comply BUT that are creative and interesting for them that make the students WANT TO LEARN MORE! Using a popular/modern song to create connections to literary devices and to literature in general, both classic and YA

8 No Child Left Behind (2001) Sec Statement of Purpose …to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards…

9 Diverse Populations The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) defines diversity in the following: In education, discussions about diversity involve recognizing a variety of student needs including those of ethnicity, language, socioeconomic class, disabilities, and gender.

10 Accomplished by Assessment Accountability Teacher preparation and training Aligning curriculum and instructional materials with standards Teachers, parents and students

11 Emphasis Students with limited English proficiency Socioeconomic background High risk Disadvantaged

12 Highly Qualified Teachers Teachers are responsible for finding: Resources Workshops Books (empowering teachers) On-line aids

13 Developing Lesson Plans That are aligned with the DE standards That attempt to differentiate instruction That motivate students That are relevant Using what is engaging for our students

14 Example: Lesson Plan Grade 11 th Topic: Using Modern Song Lyrics to Teach Poetry Analysis and Figures of Speech Standard: Listening/ Speaking The student uses the English language to interpret oral input, construct meaning, interact with confidence both verbally and nonverbally, and to express ideas effectively in a variety of personal, social, and academic contexts.

15 Lesson Plan: 11 th Grade Objective: L/S 11.4 Expresses thoughts and opinions to discuss current events, concepts, themes, characters, plot, and conflict resolution; makes predictions and inferences as well as draws conclusions from listening to a variety of texts, performances, and multimedia resources; listen to and sort information.

16 Lesson Plan: 11 th Grade Resources: Song Lyrics: Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance (modern rock/ alternative band) CD player or Computer Guided questions Hand Out Figures of Speech

17 Procedure Initial Activity: Listen to the Song Present students with lyrics

18 Lyrics Welcome to the Black Parade When I was a young boy My father took me into the city To see a marching band He said Son, when you grow up Would you be the savior of the broken The beaten and the damned? He said, Will you defeat them, Your demons, and all the non believers The plans that they have made? Because one day I'll leave you, A phantom to lead you in the summer To join the black parade

19 When I was a young boy My father took me into the city To see a marching band He said- son when you grow up Would you be the saviour of the broken The beaten and the damned Sometimes I get the feeling she's watching over me And other times I feel like I should go And through it all, the rise and fall, the bodies in the streets And when you're gone we want you all to know

20 We'll carry on We'll carry on And though you're dead and gone believe me Your memory will carry on We'll carry on And in my heart I can't contain it The anthem won't explain it A world that sends you reeling from decimated dreams Your misery and hate will kill us all So paint it black and take it back Let's shout it loud and clear Defiant to the end we hear the call

21 To carry on We'll carry on And though you're dead and gone believe me Your memory will carry on We'll carry on And though you're broken and defeated Your weary widow marches On and on we carry through the fears Oh… Disappointed faces of your peers Oh… Take a look at me 'cause I could not care at all

22 Do or die, you'll never make me Because the world will never take my heart Go and try, you'll never break me We want it all, we wanna play this part I won't explain or say I'm sorry I'm unashamed, I'm gonna show my scar Give a cheer for all the broken Listen here, because it's who we are I'm just a man, I'm not a hero Just a boy, who had to sing this song Just a man, I'm not a hero I don't care We'll carry on We'll carry on And though you're dead and gone believe me Your memory will carry on We'll carry on And though you're broken and defeated Your weary widow marches on

23 Do or die, you'll never make me Because the world will never take my heart Go and try, you'll never break me We want it all, we wanna play this part We'll carry on Do or die, you'll never make me We'll carry on Because the world will never take my heart We'll carry on Go and try, you'll never break me We'll carry We want it all, we wanna play this part We'll carry on

24 Procedure Developmental Activity: Tap into students Prior Knowledge Analyze and Discuss with Group (Modeling) Focus on: Speaker/ Voice, Characters, Setting, Conflict, Theme(s), Symbolism, Title, Rhyme, Vocabulary, Imagery, and Alliteration

25 Procedure Closing Activity: Have students separate into groups (number may vary depending on class size and teachers observation) and decide on a song they want to work with to develop an oral presentation similar to the one given by the teacher. Lyrics.com could be a source.

26 Assessment Students will be reviewing the material while working on their Oral Presentations. They will be given a list on the most commonly found Figures of Speech so that identifying them will be easier. Students will acquire the skills that comply with the standards but using material that they choose. (Teacher must approve song!)

27 Assignment Complete oral presentation Should be in PowerPoint Visual aids Bring Song Give students rubric ahead of time.

28 Link to Classic Literature Apply skills taught to literature: poetry or short story Some short story examples: –Young Goodman Brown –Anything from Sherwood Anderson Some poetry examples that correllate to theme: –We Wear the Mask –Anabelle Lee –Most poems by Emily Dickinson

29 Oral Presentation Rubric Sample Gives opportunity for evaluation of collaborative work. Practice English language Integrates technology Allows teacher/student to do something that doesnt require traditional setting

30 Link to YA Literature -Books for YA that are about fitting-in but also have fantastic elements, part of a series.

31 Link to YA Literature Books about the hardships of war that students in 11 th grade can relate to.

32 Questions?


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