Close Reading and Writing Task: First Lesson & Those Winter Sundays

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Help your students practice close reading and essay writing while also meeting expectations of the Common Core State Standards by guiding them through two poems, “First Lesson" by Philip Booth and "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden. Then facilitate their understanding of the speakers’ attitudes and central themes as they construct connections between the poems.

The lesson culminates in a writing task that imitates the style of the PARCC prototype and gives students practice writing literary analysis essays. Additionally, this lesson incorporates all strands of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Standards.

This 18 page Paired Passages resource includes the following:
-explicit lesson plan with identified Common Core ELA Anchor Standards,
-anticipation guide,
-contextual reading guide
-sample annotation passage
-rereading strategy handout
-literature web
-poetry graphic organizer
-Venn diagram
-literary analysis essay prompt
-short literary analysis essay rubric
-key (includes detailed responses for all activities and a sample essay, making valuable emergency substitute lesson plans)

The poems for this lesson can easily be found in most English textbooks or poetry anthologies. If you do not have copies of the poems, links are provided (to respect copyright) to online access of the poems.

Interested in more lessons like this? Here are some you may want to check-out:
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Writing Task Paired Passage: Myths
Writing Task Paired Passage: Speech and War Prayer
Writing Task Paired Passage: My Last Duchess and To My Dear & Loving Husband
Writing Task Paired Passage: We Wear the Mask & I'm Nobody!

You can also find bundles of these lessons here:
Close Reading with Paired Passages
Close Reading Paired Passages Bundle
Close Reading POETRY Paired Passages Bundle

And here are digital resources if you use Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive:
Digital Writing Task Resource Road & Harlem
Digital Writing Task Resource Ain't I a Woman? and Phenomenal Woman

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Close Reading and Writing Task:  First Lesson & Those Wint
Close Reading and Writing Task:  First Lesson & Those Wint
Close Reading and Writing Task:  First Lesson & Those Wint
Close Reading and Writing Task:  First Lesson & Those Wint
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