The world is an ever changing place, and through this lesson students will have a chance to send a call out for change. Using Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A-Changin’ as an inspiration and a model, students will brainstorm change, people who can and should make this change, as well as tools which can be used for initiating change. Their final product will be either a poem that models Dylan’s call for change or a prose piece which persuades someone to heed the call of this changing world. Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.
6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:
The focus trait for this lesson is idea development; after hearing the song and analyzing the lyrics, students will be inspired to create either a poem or a persuasive piece that writes with a clear, central concept regarding a need for change. The support trait for this lesson is voice; because students are focusing on what they personally feel needs to be changed in the world, their poems and persuasive pieces will convey this passion for change to the reader.