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How do you understand a poem’s titles and subtitles?. Example: Twelfth Song of the Thunder A Navajo Thunder Song. In this lesson you will learn how to find meaning in a poem’s titles and subtitles by asking questions and making connections. Title- A name given to a poem

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How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

How do you understand a poem’s titles and subtitles?

Example:

Twelfth Song of the Thunder

A Navajo Thunder Song


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

In this lesson you will learn how to find meaning in a poem’s titles and subtitlesby asking questions and making connections.


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

Title- A name given to a poem poem’s titles and subtitles

Subtitle- A second title, which explains more about the poem



How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

We think subtitles aren’t important… poem’s titles and subtitles

…but titles and subtitles need each other!


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

Read the poem’s titles and subtitlestitle and subtitle.

What do I already know about words in this title?


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

What do I already know about words in this title? poem’s titles and subtitles

  • Song

  • something we listen to or sing

  • we dance, celebrate, and feel emotions to songs

  • Songs are like poems

  • They carry a message and make us think


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

What do I already know about words in this title? poem’s titles and subtitles

  • Thunder

  • is a part of nature and comes from the sky

  • makes loud noise, scary


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

What do I already know about words in this title? poem’s titles and subtitles

  • Navajo

  • learned “Navajo” in Social Studies

  • Group of Native Americans from United States

  • Native Americans lived off the earth and respected nature


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

What will this poem be about? poem’s titles and subtitles

  • Song

  • something we listen to or sing

  • we dance, celebrate, and feel emotions to songs

  • Songs are like poems

  • They carry a message and make us think

  • Navajo

  • learned “Navajo” in Social Studies

  • Group of Native Americans from United States

  • Native Americans lived off the earth and respected nature

  • Had “nature” names

  • Thunder

  • is a part of nature

  • makes loud noise, scary

  • Comes from the sky


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

Prediction poem’s titles and subtitles

I think this poem will be about how the Navajo people feel about nature or the rain, because the title uses the words “Navajo,” “thunder,” and “song.”


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

1 poem’s titles and subtitles

Read the title and subtitle of the poem.

2

Ask yourself, “What do I already know

about the words I see?”

3

Make a prediction about what the poem

will be about- explain why.


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

In this lesson you have learned how to find meaning in a poem’s titles and subtitlesby asking questions and making connections.


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

Re-read the title and subtitle. poem’s titles and subtitles

What other connections can you make to the word “thunder”?


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

Your answer will be different depending on who you are and what experiences you are connecting to.

Make sure you can explain your connection with plenty of details!


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

Find another poem with a title and a subtitle at the top. what experiences you are connecting to.

2) Follow the steps of questioning and making connections to make a prediction about what that poem is about.

3) Read the poem to see how close your prediction was!


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

1) Reread the title and subtitle to the poem “Twelfth Song of the Thunder: a Navajo Thunder Song.”

2) Make your own connections to words that you recognize.

3) Write a prediction about what the poem will be about, based on your notes.


How do you understand a poem s titles and subtitles

Make a prediction about what the poem of the Thunder: a Navajo Thunder Song.” “Blue Water” will be about, based upon the title and/or subtitle.