This Omega English Bundle contains 2 very detailed CCLS aligned lesson plans on the poem “Ballad of Birmingham” by Dudley Randall. Each lesson plan highlights the Danielson components and contains teacher tips. During these lessons the students analyze how the literary elements, techniques, and devices help deepen the reader’s understanding of the poem. Students will focus on tone, mood, alliteration, theme, metaphor, repetition, imagery, assonance, symbolism, etc. A mini-lesson on the different types of irony is also included. Throughout the lesson, students make text-to connections and learn about the historical context of the poem. It contains an abundance of differentiation; thus, this product can be used with all diverse learners. In addition, it contains a corresponding Power Point for each lesson, differentiated student worksheets, models, Think-A-Loud worksheets, Exit Ticket worksheet, sentence starters to prompt analysis, and links for audio and visual support. All Omega English product are student and teacher tested. The creator of this product was rated Highly Effective.
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Note: This lesson was tailored around 11th grade ELA standards; however, since standards build off each prior year it can be used in a Middle School or High School setting. The lesson contains multiple options for reading the text depending on the population you teach. It contains sufficient differentiation and is clear enough to be used in a Middle School setting, but also sophisticated enough to be used in a High School setting.
Keywords: Ballad of Birmingham, Dudley Randall, literary elements, literary techniques, literary devices, tone, mood, alliteration, theme, metaphor, repetition, imagery, assonance, symbolism, irony, situational irony, dramatic irony, verbal irony, differentiated materials, common core aligned, poem analysis, poetry, poetry analysis