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Interactive video lesson plan for: If I should have a daughter ... | Sarah Kay (copy)

Activity overview:

11 questions

1. What type of figurative language is being employed by the speaker when she says she will be "Point B" for her daughter? (00:00:28)

2. "Life will hit you hard" and "remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air" are both examples of (00:00:53)

3. Based on the last several lines, the reader can conclude that the speaker (00:01:14)

4. "There is no heartbreak chocolate can't fix," is an example of which type of figurative language (00:01:44)

5. "The world is made out of sugar" is the beginning of a(n) (00:03:02)

6. Write 3 things you know to be true. Remember, don't think too hard. Be sure to put your 3 things in your Journal as well as here. (00:04:16)

7. "When I was a freshmen in high school, I was a live wire of nervous hormones." This is a metaphor that the speaker, Sarah Kay, uses to describe her younger self. Write a metaphor that describes you right now at this point in your life. Please put your answer here and copy it into your journal. (00:05:46)

8. Make a list of 3-5 experiences and/or memories that you could write a poem about that you think might speak to another person in your class. What story could you tell that would . make somebody feel something? (00:06:51)

9. Poetry is about self-expression, so ask yourself, in the poem you are planning to write, are you bringing all of your previous experiences to the table as you prepare to share something that is specific to you?

Write about 3 things you learned from the experience you are sharing or 3 things you had already learned that helped you in the midst of that experience, or 3 three things that have been easier because of that experience, or any combination thereof.

10. You wrote 3 things you know to be true earlier in your journal. Add seven more things you know to be true about life (your statements need to have some depth, but can be about any aspect of life).

Now, choose 3 of the 10 you feel most of sure of and share them in this discussion. As others add their 3, find and comment on 1 of each of the following 4

1. Something similar or the same as yours
2. Something that's opposite of yours
3. Something you never heard of (ask a question to gain more information about this topic)
4. Something that adds a new angle to something you thought you knew about already

11. In your Journal, make your list of 10 things you think you should have learned by now. Please type 3 of your 10 in response to this question.

After you complete your list, you may finish watching the video and then begin work on your poem, or you may jump straight to working on your poem for class. The choice is yours.

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