Objective: I can utilize TPCASTT as a toolkit to help me analyze poems that I cannot make meaning of on my own. Agenda:
Entry Task: Get into groups of 2 or 3 (no more!); everyone needs at least one partner.
In groups, read one poem at a time, I would encourage one person to read it aloud to the others while the others underline the shift as it comes to them in the reading. Then, use the TPCASTT
For each of the following poems, students need to identify CAST--Connotation, Attitude (tone), Shift, and Theme. Each poem should be in the notebook and labeled. Follow these steps after reading each (15-20 min/poem):
Write # (hashtag) immediately after reading the poem
Go around and share whether or not you liked it and why
Go around and share where you individual shifts were--what are the 3 natural divisions of the poem?
Turn over the TPCASTT and select your individual Attitude/Tone word and explain why you selected
Go through and identify devices (at least one per section according to your previous divisions); consider how they add to the meaning of the poem
Review all of the annotations and write your own individual theme or MOWAW (meaning of the work as a whole); share with the group.
For the AP prompt, review the prompt itself and discuss how to manipulate your meaning to fit the prompt.