Building relationships between texts

8 Feb

As students move through high school, it is important that they learn to (a) engage with and analyse a range of texts and, (b) build connections between thematically and/or conceptually linked texts.

In order to help my students do this, I want to read them Doreen Rappaport’s picture book Martin’s Big Words and have them compare this text with a poem by Langston Hughes entitled ‘Dream Variations‘.  Through comparing these texts, I hope to have my students understand that texts can exist in conversation with each other.

There is also scope to connect the picture book to a range of other poems, see here.


One Response to “Building relationships between texts”


  1. Dreaming of making connections? | Once uPUN a time... - April 1, 2016

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