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Casey at the Bat and Casey's Revenge Power Points and Activity Bundle
This is a bundle of lessons and instructional resources related to Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s Iconic poem Casey at the Bat and the Sequel, Casey’s Revenge, written by Grantland Rice in 1912. I have been teaching these poems for ten years and noticed that there was a different version of Casey at the Bat in the Pearson text book. So to avoid confusion, I have come up with power points and activity packets for the two most popular versions of that poem and for Casey’s Revenge and have bundled them both here. This bundle contains.
1) Two Casey at the Bat Power Point Presentations
2) Casey’s Revenge Power Point Presentation
All three are entertaining and colorful power point presentations with worksheets. They are engaging, interactive, and contain attractive clipart and graphic images which allow your students to actively participate in a discussion.
Each of these power point presentations facilitates a cloze caption activity and discussion where students try to reconstruct the rhyme scheme and analyze the poem. The poem is presented by stanza, with two words omitted from each which will complete the end rhyme scheme of a couplet. Students provide the missing information in context. I have used this activity for ten years and my students love it.
2) A comprehensive step by step lesson plan for each which is aligned to US Common Core Standards.
3) An audio recording of both poems. This allows the teacher to stop the recording at appropriate places to clarify and discuss the action. These are both freely available on line and I am including them here only as a convenience.
4) Worksheets which contains 21 pages of activities including,
a) Evidence-based discussion questions with answer sheet included: This is an evidence-based activity where students answer questions by scanning the poem and using evidence (couplets and stanzas) from the poem to support their conclusions.
b) Vocabulary activities-This is a cloze exercise word attack activity where students scan the poem to find 20 vocabulary words. The vocabulary activities contain hints as to which stanza the vocabulary words appear in. Hints can be removed from vocabulary exercises and the text of the poem can be attacked as a whole to make it more challenging. Answer sheet is included.
c) A figurative language Graphic Organizer and worksheet for both Casey at the Bat versions of the poem where students again scan the poem to find examples of five types of figurative language. Answer sheet is included.