Objective: Unpack the dense language of a verse text like a poem or the lyrics of a song.

Part 1: Unpacking Scars

  • Find and carefully read the lyrics to the song “Scars To Your Beautiful” by Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara (born Alessia Caracciolo).
1. Who is She #1 (JF 500+): What can you infer about the “She” in the first verse of “Scars to Your Beautiful”? (And what pieces of evidence help you reach those conclusions?)
2. Who is She #2 (JF 500+): What can you infer about the “She” in the second verse (the verse begins with the line “She has dreams to be an envy”)? (And what pieces of evidence help you reach those conclusions?)

Part 2: Beautiful Questions

1. Of Scars and Beauty (JF 3 Questions): In one discussion post, brainstorm at least one thoughtful question about the issues in the article from each group of question starters below.

  • How would it be different if…?
  • What if we knew…?

  • What is the purpose of…?
  • What would change if…?

  • Why…?
  • What if…?
  • What are the reasons…?

2. Stars or Scars (J Q&A, Quote Graphic, Pull Quote, Question 2+ Answers of 200+):

  • Create a Powerful Two-Part “Quote Graphic”
    • Choose a powerful, relevant pull quote from “Scars to Your Beautiful”
    • Post your most thought-provoking and important question from “Of Scars and Beauty”.
  • Answer two or more of your classmates’ thinking questions with thoughtful answers of 200 characters or more!)
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