This Common Core guided reading resource includes the annotated texts of three famous poems from the Puritan and Colonial American literary periods with marginal comments:
1. “Huswifery” by Edward Taylor
2. “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet
3. “His Excellency General Washington” by Phyllis Wheatley
Using the comment feature in Microsoft Word, these resources include critical commentary and analysis of the figurative and connotative meanings, rhetorical devices, imagery, and theme aligned with the RL2, RL3, and RL4 standards from the Common Core State Standards. This resource will help teachers to guide students’ close reading of the poems and help them to become more critical readers of literary texts. The provided commentary includes Common Core standard references so that you will be able to help students to see how the guided statements and commentary align with specific reading literary standards. The zipped folder also includes blank versions of each poem to allow teachers to photocopy the texts to conduct close readings of each poem.
3 Common Core Colonial and Puritan Annotated Poems w/Marginal Notes
by Dr. Joel Boyce
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