Shmoop study guides for poetry.


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CCR.R.4: Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy

Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

CCR.R.5: Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy

Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.

CCR.R.6: Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy

Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-07-28.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

Using this curriculum, groups of upper level high school students will create a 2 – 3 minute educational video of their choice. It is important to note that this lesson, as written, is intended for students who are “proficient in digital media creation” and have a “technological literacy above average.” This lesson has clear project requirements, excellent links and examples, and a detailed timeframe. Through the activity, students are introduced to open source and Creative Commons materials. They are encouraged to collaborate through Google Docs away from school. Since this lesson is intended for advanced learners, it is also necessary that both teachers and students have previous experience using storyboards, scripts and digital editing software.
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May 6, 2013

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