Express Yourself Lesson Seed 2

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Use Langston Hughes's poem, "Words Like Freedom," to explore the concepts of freedom and liberty. Learners read the poem, determine the theme, and use the provided graphic organizer to examine the connotative and denotative meanings of the words freedom and liberty. Close with a quick argumentative writing assignment.

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Pros
  • Includes a model graphic organizer for determining denotation, connotation, and the difference between the two
Cons
  • Some procedures are vague; for example, pupils will most likely need more scaffolding to determine the theme of the poem