"Huswifery" by Edward Taylor
"Huswifery" lesson contains the following:
- Step-by-step instructions
- A clean copy of the poem along with answer key explaining poem
- Jigsaw and Group Activity - Students will use the "jigsaw" activity to comprehend the parts of a spinning wheel in order to apply that knowledge and master the theme of the poem. Students will discuss, share, paraphrase, question, and research. They will also delve into metaphorical imagery and learn what conceit is in poetry. They will have to dig deep to understand this complex and challenging poem.
- 12 question quiz in 2 versions to deter cheaters - answer key inlcuded. These quizzes are in an editable PowerPoint in case you wish to make any changes.
Times will vary depending on what the students do in and out of class. This lesson can take up 2 class periods if you do all of the enclosed activities.
If you want to teach this poem in conjunction with "Upon the Burning of Our House" by Anne Bradstreet, see here: Puritan Poetry
- If you buy this unit, you will not need "Huswifery" on this page because it is included. The only difference is that the assessment is combined together to make a test on both poems.
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