In the poem, “The Rose That Grew from Concrete”, Tupac Shukar explores themes such as growing up, surpassing expectations, and persevering. This poem encourages pushing forth even when you are in situations that have the power to prevent you from reaching your personal best.

Learning Objectives

  • () Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments
  • () Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

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