Event Title

Revolution Raps

Location

Virtual

Start Date

2-12-2021

End Date

3-31-2021

Description

In this demonstration, students will learn to use close reading skills to analyze what and how Paine argues. Students will then use their close reading annotations to create raps. This activity will serve as a writing to learn activity that will collect and sort their thinking in the middle of my Founding America unit. This technique is discussed in Content Area Writing: Every Teacher’s Guide (Daniels et al. 28). This will also be an opportunity for students to engage and take more ownership in their learning of 18th century literature as they write as Thomas Paine. This is an example of persona writing, which is discussed by Burnett and Foster throughout their article “‘The Role’s the Thing’: The Power of Persona in Shakespeare.” Ultimately, students will learn to analyze arguments presented in excerpts from Thomas Paine’s “The Crisis, No. 1” and will write and present about their analysis in their own words by creating raps. This activity will prepare students for a larger writing assignment at the end of the unit.

Target Audience: 7-12 teachers across content areas

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Revolution Raps

Virtual

In this demonstration, students will learn to use close reading skills to analyze what and how Paine argues. Students will then use their close reading annotations to create raps. This activity will serve as a writing to learn activity that will collect and sort their thinking in the middle of my Founding America unit. This technique is discussed in Content Area Writing: Every Teacher’s Guide (Daniels et al. 28). This will also be an opportunity for students to engage and take more ownership in their learning of 18th century literature as they write as Thomas Paine. This is an example of persona writing, which is discussed by Burnett and Foster throughout their article “‘The Role’s the Thing’: The Power of Persona in Shakespeare.” Ultimately, students will learn to analyze arguments presented in excerpts from Thomas Paine’s “The Crisis, No. 1” and will write and present about their analysis in their own words by creating raps. This activity will prepare students for a larger writing assignment at the end of the unit.

Target Audience: 7-12 teachers across content areas

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