Song Analysis As a class, analyze the song. -What does she mean when she says, “…feelin like there’s nothing left to figure out?” -Think of an adjective to describe the “freshmen” in this song? At BNHS? -Predict what might happen if a person “forgets to look before they fall…”
Group Assignments Scribe Who: Person whose birthday is the closest to today Responsibility: Write Reporter Who: The person whose birthday is furthest from today Responsibility: Report to the class Artist/Materials Clerk: Who: The person whose birthday is the second closest to today Responsibility: Draw/Make sure group has all supplies Manager Who: The other one Responsibility: Keeps everyone on task, asks teacher questions
Supplies “Fifteen” Lyrics Small Post-it Notes Manila Paper White Copy Paper Tape Pens/Pencils/Markers
Group Activity In your group, take two minutes to identify as many lessons learned as possible in the song.
Open-Ended Responses No right or wrong answer The challenge: You must be able to defend your answers! How do you do this? With Text Evidence Think Attorney!
Text Evidence -Does NOT mean a speaker in the story is talking -Should be a portion of the sentence, NOT the whole sentence (…) Think: Which part of the text is important? Do I really need every word I have? -Must support your answer
Open-Ended Acronym RRestate the Question AAnswer the Question TText to Prove your Answer! AIs there another Answer? TText Again-you gotta prove it! CConclusion-Tie it Together!
Group Activity Each Group will be assigned one letter of the acronym. Create a visual (NO WORDS) that symbolizes your assigned letter. Place your picture on the designated wall/board.
Group Presentations The reporter will present the visual. You must be able to explain your drawing and how it represents your letter of the acronym.
Let’s Listen One More Time… Listen while trying to decide the following: What is the MOST important lesson that the narrator of the song “Fifteen” learned during her Freshman year?
Decision/Text Evidence As a group, decide what lesson did the narrator learn in the song On the post-it notes, write your text evidence to defend your choice Post-it Notes Guidelines: No more than 7 words on a sticky note
What is the MOST important lesson learned by the narrator in the song “Fifteen”? Create a ½ a multi flow map on the manila paper. Leave enough room for a final answer. What is the Lesson Learned? Actions Place your sticky notes here! Why is _______ the most important lesson learned? Place your sticky notes here!
Group Sharing Find another group who has a different answer than your group and share your multi-flow map with each other. Evaluate the effectiveness of the text evidence.
Put it all Together… On the back of your multi-flow map, answer the open-ended response: What is the MOST important lesson learned by the narrator in the song “Fifteen”? This should follow the acronym RATATC.
How will I be graded? (Glue the rubric to the back of your paper) “Fifteen” Open-Ended Response Rubric Neatness10 points______ Spelling/Grammar10 points______ Did you follow the acronym?10 points______ Two reasons to support Your answer20 points______ Individual Effort20 points______ Quality of Text Evidence (7 words or fewer)30 points______ Total Points100 points