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Unidad 12.6

Poetic Justice

6 Semanas

In this unit, the student studies poetry and drama to further his/her understanding of these creative genres and their uses. The student focuses on Puerto Rican poets and playwrights when possible, as well as poems and plays dealing with social justice issues. The student explores using the poetic devises and dramatic techniques in his or her own writing and to produce and dramatically perform original poems.

  • Preguntas Esenciales (PE) y Comprensión Duradera (CD)
  • Objetivos de Transferencia (T) y Adquisición (A)
  • Los Estándares de Puerto Rico (PRCS)
PE1 How do drama and poetry help us better understand ourselves and the world?
CD1 A variety of dramatic and poetic methods are used to communicate thoughts, feelings and ideas to affect change in the world.
PE2 How do word choice, tone, and body language affect intended meaning?
CD2 Actors or those sharing oral interpretations use their voices and bodies to convey the mood and tone of a piece visually and aurally/orally and help us better understand the written and spoken word.
PE3 How are cultural differences and world views represented in the arts—specifically poetry and drama?
CD3 The intended meaning in poetry and drama is influenced by culture and the world around us.

T1. The student will leave the class able to use his/her knowledge of the techniques and elements used in poetry and drama to read, write, analyze and perform poems and plays. The student will be able to use the genre to more effectively convey a message of social change and self-expression, to better understand and express his or her ideas and thoughts, and the issues of their society.

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A1. Listen and respond during a read aloud, presentation, or performance from a variety of literature, periods, genres, and styles; to analyze character development and setting, and to distinguish the characteristics of tone, voice, and mood; and to make connections to text.
A2. Use a variety of grade-appropriate general academic and content-specific academic, social, college, and career ready words accurately and appropriately when producing complex, spoken texts and to tell, retell, explain, and analyze stories, personal experiences and current, social, college, and career events.
A3. Read and comprehend a variety of culturally diverse literature, including stories, dramas, poetry, and informational texts and to analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem, evaluating how each version interprets the piece.
A4. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and differences in word meanings.

12.L.1b Listen and interact with peers during class, group, and partner discussions, sustaining and building upon conversations on a variety of grade-appropriate academic, social, college, and career topics.
12.L.1c Listen and respond during a read aloud, presentation, or performance from a variety of literature, periods, genres, and styles to analyze character development and setting, and to distinguish the characteristics of tone, voice, and mood; makes connections to text. ?
12.S.1 Contribute to class, group, and partner discussions, sustaining conversations on a variety of appropriate and relevant academic, social, college, and career topics by following turn-taking rules, asking and answering relevant, on-topic questions, affirming others, providing additional relevant information, paraphrasing and evaluating/analyzing/synthesizing key ideas.
12.S.3 Use a variety of grade-appropriate general academic and content-specific academic, social, college, and career ready words accurately and appropriately when producing complex spoken texts and to tell, retell, explain, and analyze stories, personal experiences and current, social, college, and career events.
12.R.10 Read and comprehend a variety of culturally diverse literature, including stories, dramas, poetry, and informational texts (e.g., history/social studies, science, and technical texts) of appropriate grade level.
12.R.2L Determine two or more themes (e.g., hate, love, and others) or main ideas of a literary text, and analyze their development to provide a subjective summary.
12.R.4I Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
12.R.6L Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
12.R.7L Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.)
12.R.9L Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period (timeline) treat similar themes or topics.
12.W.4 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning (e.g., outlines and graphic organizers), drafting, revising, editing (editing marks), rewriting, and publishing, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed, avoiding plagiarism, and considering styles (e.g., MLA and APA) and using citations.
12.W.4a

Apply knowledge of direct/indirect quotations to strengthen writing.

12.W.8 Write routinely for a variety of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
12.LA.3i Apply knowledge of adjectives and adverbs (comparative and superlative).
12.LA.3j Apply knowledge of misplaced, ambiguous, and dangling modifiers.
12.LA.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and differences in word meanings.
12.LA.5a Interpret figures of speech (e.g., oxymoron, hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyze their role in the text.
12.LA.6 Accurately use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career-readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
12.L.1

Listen and interact with peers during class, group, and partner discussions, sustaining and building upon conversations on a variety of grade-appropriate academic, social, college, and career topics.