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תאריך:22/04/2008

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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

Option ONE

Option Two

Option Three

See alternative activity

What do you think about this song? Evaluate it!  Post a comment on "Blogger: The Generation Gap Blog" expressing your opinion.

She's Leaving Home

Topic Song:   She's Leaving Home (Lennon/McCartney) - The Beatles 

Listen to the song and watch the video clip

Watch another video clip of the song

Lyrics

Internet - based activity related to the song

What do you think about this song? Evaluate it!  Post a comment on "Blogger: The Generation Gap Blog" expressing your opinion.

See extra whole class and individual activities here.

Generation Gap poem (I) - Mamta Agarwal

Generation Gap poem (original internet page)

Generation Gap Poem (Word document)

2. Mamta Agarwal's Generation Gap poem

Activities related to the poem

Option ONE

Option Two

Option Three

 

 

3. Robert Silverman's Generation Gap poem 

Poem and activities

Generation Gap poem (II)

Generation Gap poem (original internet page) - Lynette Mong, USA

Generation Gap Poem (Word document)

4.  Lynette Mong's Generation Gap poem

Poem and activities


 Alternative Activity on any of the poems:

(a) Open a new Word document and answer the questions that follow

.Surface Level
· 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?

Deeper Level
· 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?

Application Level
· 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?

Evaluation Level
·  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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Generatio Gap poem II Generatio Gap poem II
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