This file contains a lesson plan, copies of Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for death" and "I heard a Fly buzz--when I died" as well as a 12 question quiz that covers both poems.
For this lesson, I tell my students when they get into class that they will have a quiz on the poems at the end. They then work in either small groups or as an entire group to understand the poems. I listen in on their discussion, and clarify when needed.
I have included a lesson plan on one way that I've taught these poems, culminating with the quiz.