They Were Wrong
1.1 synthesize others’ ideas to clarify and extend their understanding
3.1 consistently demonstrate active listening and respectful concern
Make ‘Em Laugh – David Silverberg (poem)
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To This Day – Shayne Koczan (spoken word)
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Part 1: Laughter is the Best Medicine
Check out this TED TALK from Shayne Koyczan about finding voice and finding identity:
Embed yourself into the poem. What would say to a friend like the narrator or the other characters in “Make ‘Em Laugh”?
Complete the question sheet for Make ‘Em Laugh
Part 2: Sticks and Stones
Watch Shayne’s spoken word poem about Canada. This poetic effort has much upbeat tone compared to “To This Day”.
Watch carefully the work of the animators as Shayne reads his poem.
Complete the question sheet for To This Day