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Poems and Songs
1. Choose AT LEAST one of the following Generation Gap poems / songs and do the attached activities .
(When you finish, turn to The Generation Gap Cartoons and Photos and follow the instructions)
Father and Son
Cat Stevens' "Father and Son", a great song that may be considered a great poem)
Activities related to the poem
See alternative activity
What do you think about this song? Evaluate it! Post a comment on "Blogger: The Generation Gap Blog" expressing your opinion.
Alternative Activity on any of the poems:
(a) Open a new Word document and answer the questions that follow
· Who is the speaker or speakers?
· Who are the characters in the poem?
· What is the subject or situation in the poem?
· What are the events in the poem?
· How is the poem divided? Does it have multiple stanzas or just one?
· Are there any unfamiliar words? If so, define them.
· What kind of vocabulary does the poet use? Conversational? Informal? Formal?
· Are the sentences and lines in normal word order or are they in inverted word order?
· What is the central idea the poet is trying to convey?
· What is the attitude or tone the poet is trying to convey?
· What is the theme of the poem? Is it simple or complex? Is there a universal theme?
· What lines contribute to the development of the theme? How does the central idea, tone, or theme apply to your world?
· Was the poem successful in establishing a significant theme? Yes / No Explain briefly
(b) Save your work and then e-mail the Word document on which you have answered the questions to your teacher (Send it as an attachment)
Evaluation - as instructed on the "Evaluation page"
Writing task (100 points)
Your school newspaper has asked you to write an article to explain whether this poem / song succeeded in establishing a significant theme.
In your composition, you may relate to the following points:
· How it relates to The Generation Gap theme.
· Whether the speakers / characters are realistic or not.
· How relevant the poem / song is nowadays.
Write 100 - 120 words. Divide your writing into paragraphs (introduction; body, conclusion) Use connectives. Pay attention to Grammar and spelling.
(Teachers may ask you to either hand in the composition in class or e-mail them the Word document on which you have written your article. You may be asked to send it as an attachment)
Note: See Evaluation rubric (Your composition will be evaluated using this rubric)
Source: Original Rubrics State of Israel Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport English Inspectorate (Grades have been adapted)
Writing Rubric for
10th grade pupils 4 and 5 points Bagrut level
11tth / 12th grade pupils 4 points Bagrut level
11th / 12th Grade pupils 5 points Bagrut level
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