What do you see when you look at the world today? Scholars of the Hive will analyze one of Hughes' iconic poems, I look at the World, through different lenses: a photography lens & expository lens. Using the powerful words of Hughes, scholars will be able to connect overarching issues of the past to those that still exist in today's world.
This Monday, we analyzed the poem, Changes, by Jacqueline Woodson. Today we're going to take a deeper look into some of the changes she experienced growing up in America, as well as some of the changes that people are experiencing in today's America. Our experience will guide us through connecting a Woodson poem, What Everybody Knows Now, and a NewsELA article, Detroit Teachers Call In Sick to Protest Unhealthy Crowded Schools. Specifically, we'll be looking at how laws put in place to make meaningful changes in society sometimes take a long time. Read both pieces and take time to discuss the similarities between the varying genres as well as the differing time periods.
Jacqueline Woodson is not only an award-winning author, activist, and poet...she's also one of our favorite people! Today, we're going to dig deeper into our love of poetry through an excerpt from her book, Brown Girl Dreaming. We're going to think about rhythm and figurative language and theme and character development. Dive on in!
the Hive Society
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