Here is a digital writing task resource for Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. Much like my popular printed lesson, guide students through close readings of paired poems, "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost and "Harlem (Dream Deferred)" by Langston Hughes. Then facilitate their understanding of the speakers’ attitudes and central themes as they construct connections between the poems. These classic texts help meet expectations of Common Core Standards and provide practice with a prose constructed response.
Activity handouts focus on before, during, and post-reading strategies. Furthermore, a slide with model annotations helps to scaffold instruction. After reading, students write an essay that imitates the style of the PARCC literary analysis task. Whether or not they will face PARCC assessments, this lesson provides instruction for any students needing practice with close reading. Furthermore, this lesson incorporates all strands of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Standards.
This resource includes a 15 page PDF file with the following: digital instructions for implementing with Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, explicit lesson plan with identified Common Core ELA Anchor Standards, and answer key. The key includes detailed responses for all activities and a sample essay, making this a valuable emergency substitute lesson plan.
In the PDF there is a link to 14 Google slides with the following: pre-reading guide and sample annotation passage, poem texts, rereading strategy handout, literature web and poetry graphic organizer, Venn diagram, literary analysis prompt, short literary analysis essay rubric
If preferred, you can simply purchase the traditional format and printed version of this lesson here:
Print Only CC Writing Task Road Not Taken & Harlem
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