Author:
Katlyn Powers
Subject:
Literature, English Language Arts, Reading Literature
Material Type:
Lesson, Lesson Plan, Module
Level:
High School
Tags:
NE ELA, Poetic Device, Poetic Devices, Poetry, Poetry Analysis
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Audio, Downloadable docs, Graphics/Photos, Interactive, Text/HTML, Video

Education Standards

"Violin" Hyperdoc

"Violin" Hyperdoc

Overview

This remote hyperdoc activity was created by Katlyn Powers on July 24, 2020. The attached hyperdoc & lesson plan is designed for high school ELA students. Students will analyze the poem's perspective, build knowledge about POV, perspective, and theme, and use relevant evidence from a variety of sources to write a synthesis statement. This plan addresses the following NDE standards: 10.1.6.A, 10.1.6.B, 10.1.6.D, 10.1.6.F, LA 10.1.6.I, 10.1.6.M, 10.2.2.B. 

This hyperdoc will take students approximately 90 minutes to complete.

Hyperdoc Activity

Hyperdoc Activity

Lesson Plan for "Violin" Hyperdoc

  1. Students will begin at the top of the Hyperdoc. They will read the introductory information and navigate to the links related to the author (Terrance Hayes). 
  2. After establishing preliminary background information about the poet, students will complete a warmup activity. They will watch a video about blind auditions, read an article about ending blind auditions, and respond to prompts related to the video and article.  
  3. Next, students will watch a video to clarify the differences between point of view and perspective. 
  4. Students will then do a first reading of the poem with annotations. To the right of the poem, students will write down three specific details from the poem that help them identify the speaker's perspective. 
  5. Finally, students will construct an explanatory paragraph about the speaker's perspective in the poem. They are asked to synthesize information from the poem, video, and artiicle. 

Make a copy of the attached hyperdoc to analyze Nikki Wallschlaeger's poem "Violin." Pay particular attention to how Wallschlaeger creates perspective in her poem. Detailed instructions are included in the hyperdoc.