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Text-to-Text Connections. -Please leave your HW (sentences for vocabulary) on your desk. -Read “If” by Rudyard Kipling. Annotate as you read highlighting.

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1 Text-to-Text Connections

2 -Please leave your HW (sentences for vocabulary) on your desk. -Read “If” by Rudyard Kipling. Annotate as you read highlighting and noting in the margins your initial thoughts, impressions, questions, etc. During this first reading, your goal is to glean the poem’s overall meaning and impression on you. Do Now

3 “If” by Rudyard Kipling

4 tells the reader how you will interpret the significance of the subject matter under discussion directly answers the question asked of you is an interpretation of a question or subject, not the subject itself. (The subject, or topic, of an essay might be the Scopes Monkey Trial or Inherit the Wind; a thesis must then offer a way to understand the trial or the play.) makes a claim that others might dispute is usually a single sentence A Thesis Statement

5 What is the message conveyed in Kipling’s “If”? Compose a thesis statement offering your interpretation of the speaker’s main purpose. Your Task:

6 Kipling’s “If” evokes the virtue of stoicism in the force of adversity. The speaker of Kipling’s poem “If” celebrates the virtues of fortitude and resoluteness and advises his audience to be a responsible individual. Sample Thesis Statements

7 Born in India where he lived until the age of 6 Moved to England and returned to 16 White Man’s Burden “not for our glory, but for their happiness” Jingoism Extreme patriotism or nationalism that favors aggression against other countries The Jungle Book Kipling

8 Inherit the Wind + “If” Text-to-Text Connections

9 Review the first stanza. What connections can you make between the speaker’s message and Inherit the Wind? Could Kipling’s speaker be one of the characters? Would the speaker’s message apply to any of the characters? Would the playwrights celebrate any of the virtues that Kipling commends? Annotate with a Peer

10 What did you learn today? What aspects of today’s lesson were challenging for you? Reflection


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