Composing an epic rap battle or poem for two voices based on two characters from the novel. What does this have to do with my life?
Today I had my students create a ‘tweet’ that answered that question. I wanted to make sure that the relevance didn’t get lost in the fun/frustration of small group composing.
Here are a few ‘tweets’ from my classes:
- Be on topic when you write a poem, rap battle or anything.
- The life-long lesson for this assignment is to be able to show two people’s opinions on something.
- ….to see if we can find the relationship between two or more people and write from two different points of view. #feartherap
- …shows both side of the story….helps us practice conflict and comparison between two people.
- How to talk and write things. I say this because you need to write to get a job and talk to the person.
- Using writing skills, reading and language to make sense.
- Rhyming, writing, reading and seeing other’s points of view.
- Show you how to see two sides to a situation, which can help you find a solution or strengthen your arguments.
- Getting the chance to write in different styles and express your thoughts in ways you never thought of.
- Always see two side of a story and hear out the sides before choosing one.
- How to express a point, persuade people or learn to express yourself. And learn how to work with others.
- If you only do things that you are used to doing and make you comfortable, you won’t be able to do different things. Raps or poems change u.
- Arguments or debates can be formatted and resolved in many different ways.
- Vocabulary skills are a good thing to work on for life!
- Manners and being nice are things I can use in the future.
- Different people, different lifestyles: different ways people see the world/life.
- Some things will be hard, but you have to do it anyway. #Philip’sLife
- The best is to be able to see the argument from another person’s perspective to try to understand how they may react.
- Ms. Narwin and Philip are showing how you won’t like everyone you meet, but you will have to work with them.