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Connecting expository and narrative texts

Do Now: 1. Copy down tonight's homework 2. Answer the below question: Why is it important
Do Now:
1. Copy down tonight's homework
2. Answer the below question:
Why is it important to read poetry closely?
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* I can compare how similar themes (rules) from a poem (If), are communicated in a
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I can compare how similar themes (rules) from a poem (If),
are communicated in a novel ( Bud, Not Buddy)
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I can develop text-dependent questions to foster my
understanding of what I am reading
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I can paraphrase lines in a poem by determining the
meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text
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I can determine themes of a poem and see how they are
conveyed through particular details
Learning Targets:

Connecting expository and narrative texts

Today's Task: Each group has different lines from the poem If. Your goal is to see
Today's Task:
Each group has different lines from the poem If. Your goal is to
see how Rudyard Kipling conveys themes (rules), throughout his
poem, which is also portrayed in Bud, Not Buddy.
I am going to walk you through this
STEP-BY-STEP
Model: Lines Questions to consider Paraphrase/ interpret each phrase If you can make one heap of
Model:
Lines
Questions to consider
Paraphrase/ interpret
each phrase
If you can make one heap of
all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of
pitch-and-toss,
If you take the chance
and risk your success/
achievements for
something else,
And lose, and start again at
your beginnings
And never breathe a word
about your loss:
and lose everything you
have, you have to start
from scratch without
telling anyone about what
you lost.
Theme

Connecting expository and narrative texts

***When things go wrong, pick yourself up and start over with your head held high.*** ***Be
***When things go wrong, pick yourself up and start over with your
head held high.***
***Be aware of potential consequences before you take risks.***
***You need to take risks in order to be successful.***
Themes (rules):
3. Now that you have an understanding of the lines you interpreted, what message do you
3. Now that you have an understanding of the lines you
interpreted, what message do you think the poet is trying to
convey through these lines? Determine two themes (rules of
advice) the poet is implying.
5. Gallery walk: Discuss how the various themes from If that
your classmates discovered are portrayed in Bud, Not Buddy.
Write your thoughts on the chart paper- add to each other's
ideas.
2. Paraphrase your assigned lines. This is your interpretation of
the phrase you read (answering the questions you generated
will help you do this).
1. Generate scholarly questions to guide your understanding of
the text.
4. Write down your themes in the center of chart paper.
Directions:

Connecting expository and narrative texts

Even though Grand Rapids is 24 hours away, Bud decides to make the hike, since he
Even though Grand Rapids is 24 hours away,
Bud decides to make the hike, since he thinks that
is the only way he can find his father.
Bud lost his mom, but her memory
motivates him to find his father.
When things go wrong, pick yourself up and
start over with your head held high.
After Bud escaped the Amoses, he did not let their
negativity affect him- Bud made a plan to find his
father.
Reflection: What strategies did I use today to help me understand parts of Rudyard Kipling's poem,
Reflection:
What strategies did I use today to help me understand parts of
Rudyard Kipling's poem, If? _____________________________
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How can recognizing similar themes in various texts help me
become a better reader? _______________________________
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