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1 #1 CD: 808s & Heartbreak Artist: Kanye West Produced by: Roc-A- Fella Records Release Date: November 24, 2008

2 #2 Song: Love Lockdown CD: 808s and Heartbreak Artist: Kanye West Produced by: Roc-A-Fella Records Release Date: November 24, 2008

3 #3 Play: Wicked Author: Stephen Schwartz Produced by: Universal Pictures Director: Joe Mantello Debut: Broadway Theatre, New York Date: October 30, 2003

4 #4 Poem: Mike Check Poet: Suheir Hammad Website: ason5/episode09.html Publisher: Home Box Office Date: 2009

5 #5 Movie: Transformers Director: Michael Bay Performers: Shia Labeouf, Megan Fox Producing Studio: Dream Works Date Released: July 3, 2007

6 #6 Novel: Twilight Author: Stephanie Meyer Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Copyright Date: 2005 Location of Publisher: New York, New York

7 # 7 Title: Points of View An Anthology of Short Stories Title of selection: The Telephone Call Author of selection: Dorothy Parker Edited by: James Moffett and Kenneth R. McElheny Published by: New American Library Location of publication: New York, New York. Copyright Date: 1995 Page Numbers: 15-20

8 #8 Newspaper Article: New York Times Author: LISA GUERNSEY Article Title: Telling Tales Out of School Date: May 8, 2003 Pages: 22-24

9 #9 The Simpsons Fox Network New York December 17, 1998

10 #10 Website: The Internet Movie Database Date accessed: February 3, 2009 Web address:

11 American Voices II Reviewing tone and historical context in American Writing

12 Lesson 1 Agenda –Works Cited Activity –Mike Check by Suheir Hammad –Discuss and Share Out Tone –Part IV work

13 Mike Check by Suheir Hammad In groups, complete the section for Mike Check on your Tone sheet. Be ready to share out your findings.

14 TextTone; List tone words that apply to this text Evidence of Tone; Quote of text that is an example of the tone. Correctly Cite How does the evidence show the tone? Poem: "Mike Check Poet: Suheir Hammad Part IV : Part IV

15 Part IV Work Write the texts you chose for part IV of the final in the space provided on the Tone sheet. Fill out each section for each text. When you are done, put the tone sheet somewhere safe. Dont lose it!!!!

16 Lesson 2 Agenda: –Works Cited Activity! –Mike Check Historical Context ICTW # 2 Historical Context –Part IV work

17 HBO: Tell us about the piece you read tonight. Suheir Hammad: The piece I read is called "Mike Check", which I wrote after many, many instances of being randomly stopped at airports, because I traveled a lot. Poetry has taken me all around the world, and I'm lucky to be able to be in airports often. And I wanted to write a piece that spoke to the experience of being profiled often, but that had compassion and a little bit of humor at the same time. So that's why I wrote "Mike Check." HBO: What do you hope that the audience takes away from the piece? Suheir Hammad: There's a young poet this season named Dahlak, and he wrote this piece about profiling the police, as long as black men in America continue to be profiled. And I think what I would hope people walk away with from "Mike Check" is this idea that you never really know who the person in front of you is unless you ask, and no matter how fast we're living, there's always time to ask who you're talking to. That's what I hope they get from it.Dahlak ICTW # 2 Think about the first time you read and watched this poem. Do you think Hammad achieved what she wanted with her writing? Why or why not? How did she achieve her desired meaning in the poem? What do you need to know about American history in order to better understand the meaning of Hammads poem?

18 Historical Context In groups, complete the section for Mike Check on your Historical Context sheet. We will share out our findings in 10 minutes.

19 TextHistorical Context; List what you know about the time in which this text was written. Evidence of Historical; Quote of text that is an example of the historical context. Correctly Cite How does the evidence show the historical context? Poem: "Mike Check Poet: Suheir Hammad Part IV : Part IV

20 Historical Context


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