What's In The Book? - Table of Contents

Hip-Hop Poetry and The Classics

CONTENTS

Core Literary Elements

Alliteration

Interpretation Guide

WRITING EXERCISE

Allusion

Ain't I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

For Women by Talib Kweli

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

WRITING EXERCISE

Epitaph

WRITING EXERCISE

Figurative Language

Haiku

Hyperbole

Interpretation Guide

WRITING EXERCISE

Imagery

Harlem: A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Juicy by Notorious B.I.G

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

WRITING EXERCISE

Irony

The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Meaning

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Me Against the World by Tupac Shakur

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Compare & Contrast

WRITING EXERCISE

Metaphors

The Weaver by Anonymous

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Respiration by Mos Def

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

WRITING EXERCISE

Mood

We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Hip-Hop Poetry and The Classics

A Roller Skating Jam by De La Soul / Follow Me by Sage Francis

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

WRITING EXERCISE

Onomatopoeia

The Congo by Vachel Lindsay

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Datskat by The Roots

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

WRITING EXERCISE

Pattern

If by Rudyard Kipling

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

How Many by Zion I

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

WRITING EXERCISE

Personification

Lodged by Robert Frost

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Mirror by Sylvia Plath / I Am Music by Common

Interpretation Guide

Compare & Contrast

Student Worksheet

WRITING EXERCISE

Rhyme Schemes Simile

WRITING EXERCISE

Sonnets

Another Sonnet for Stephan by Alvin Lester Sitomer

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Answer Key

WRITING EXERCISE

Symbolism

Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Three Strikes You In by Ice Cube

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

WRITING EXERCISE

Tone

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Francis Bourdillon

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Paid In Full by Rakim

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

WRITING EXERCISE

Hip-Hop Poetry and The Classics

Additional Poetic Resources

Reading Strategies

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Author’s Choice – Classic

The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Author’s Choice – Hip-Hop

Fight the Power by Public Enemy

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Otha Fish by The Pharcyde

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Lose Yourself by Eminem

Interpretation Guide

Student Worksheet

Recital Exercises

Memorizing and Performing

Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Oral Interpretations

Assuming an Identity

Performing Team Poems

How to Host a Poetry Slam

Activities

Acrostics

Autobiographical Poem

Simile and Metaphors

Create a Poetry Journal

Poetry Journal Grading Rubric

Hip-Hop Poetry Word Search / Word Scramble / Answer Key

AP Exam Success

Initial Strategy

Multiple Choice Strategy

Essay Questions Strategy

Sample Essay Prompt: William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

Sample Essay Answer Rubric

Gifted and Talented Education

Differentiated Lessons

English Language Learners

Bridging Comprehension

Extended Writing Activities

Create A Diamante Poem

Food As A Metaphor For Ourselves

Rewriting For Meaning

Rewriting For Opposite Imagery

The Alliterative Day In A Life

Appendix

Glossary of Terms

California Language Arts Standards