These learning stations are designed to help students read Emily Dickinson’s poetry while discussing author’s choices such as purpose, word choice, and literary devices. Students will require previous knowledge of American Romanticism in order to do these stations. There are 7 separate stations.
- Get students to close read Romantic poetry
- Understand how author’s choices (word choice, structure, lit devices) help them achieve their purpose
- RL 11.5 Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
- RL/RI 11.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
- RL 11.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)