O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN - DISCOVERING ABRAHAM LINCOLN : LESSON AND RESOURCES

O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN - DISCOVERING ABRAHAM LINCOLN : LESSON AND RESOURCES
O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN - DISCOVERING ABRAHAM LINCOLN : LESSON AND RESOURCES
O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN - DISCOVERING ABRAHAM LINCOLN : LESSON AND RESOURCES
O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN - DISCOVERING ABRAHAM LINCOLN : LESSON AND RESOURCES
O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN - DISCOVERING ABRAHAM LINCOLN : LESSON AND RESOURCES
O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN - DISCOVERING ABRAHAM LINCOLN : LESSON AND RESOURCES
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  1. A bundle of 4 resources on poetry comprehension - O Captain, My Captain by Walt Whitman.This bundle includes:Scaffold Notes: Handouts, Rules, Strategies, Rubrics, GuidesWorksheets, Exercises, and Task CardsUnit Plan, Lessons, Sessions, ResourcesReady to Use PowerPoint PresentationHere are some possi
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  2. A bundle of resources on poetry comprehension that deal with:Critical Appreciation of the PoemIdentification of Poetic Devices used in the PoemAnnotation of the Poem LinesThis download includes unit lesson plans and resources on:The Solitary Reaper by William WordsworthSympathy by Charles MackayStop
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AN unit plan with 3 sessions on poetry comprehension – O Captain, My Captain by Walt Whitman.

After completing this unit students will be able to:

  • Analyse the poem to make a critical appreciation (session 1).
  • Identify the poetic devices and explain how they are used in the poem (session 2).
  • Annotate the lines of the poem with reference to context (session 3).

Lesson Preview:

  • Poem and Summary (Scaffold Notes 1)
  • Poet, Introduction, and Setting (Scaffold Notes 2)

SESSION 1: POETRY ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL APPRECIATION

Discussion:

  • Poetry Forms (Scaffold Notes 3)
  • Poetry Structures (Scaffold Notes 4)
  • Poetry Analysis Guide (Scaffold Notes 5)
  • Poetry Analysis Template (Scaffold Notes 6)

Collaborative Group Tasks:

  • Pair-Share - Vocabulary Check (Exercise 1)
  • Ask-Write - Identification of Poetry Elements (Exercise 2)
  • Write-Advance – Critical Appreciation of the Poem (Exercise 3)

Assessment - Poetry Analysis Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 7)

Differentiated Tasks - Planning to write poems (Exercise 4)

Plenary – Selecting correct options for poem comprehension (Exercise 5)

SESSION 2: POETIC DEVICES IN POETRY AND THEIR USAGE

Discussion:

  • Comparison Devices (Scaffold Notes 8)
  • Sound Devices (Scaffold Notes 9)
  • Figures of Speech (Scaffold Notes 10)
  • Poetic Devices Prompts (Scaffold Notes 11)

Collaborative Group Tasks:

  • Pair-Share – Meaning of expressions used in the poem (Exercise 6)
  • Ask-Write - Identification of poetic devices (Exercise 7)
  • Write-Advance - Explanation of the Poetic devices as used (Exercise 8)

Assessment - Poetic Devices in Poetry Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 12)

Differentiated Tasks - Creating poems (Exercise 9)

Plenary – Selecting correct options for poem comprehension (Exercise 10)

SESSION 3: POETRY ANNOTATION AND REFERENCE TO CONTEXT

Discussion:

  • Annotation Guide (Scaffold Notes 13)
  • Annotation Template and Prompt (Scaffold Notes 14)
  • Explanation Prompts for Figures of Speech (Scaffold Notes 15)

Collaborative Group Tasks:

  • Pair-Share - Summarizing the meaning (Exercise 11)
  • Ask-Write - Identification of annotation elements (Exercise 12)
  • Write-Advance - Annotating the lines of the poem (Exercise 13)

Assessment - Annotation Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 16)

Differentiated Tasks - Analyzing poems (Exercise 14)

Plenary - Answering comprehension questions (Exercise 15)

Home Learning – Online Quizzes and Online Comprehension Passages

CCSS - Common Core Standards - ELA.LITERACY.RL.6-8.1-4

Skills - Social and Cognitive

Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom:

  • To challenge early finishers
  • For effective tutoring
  • As ESL stations and sub tubs
  • As holiday work and homework
  • For small group collaborations
  • For an end of unit assessments 
  • For reinforcement and enrichment

For a PowerPoint Presentation of the same resource you may refer to:

O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN LESSON PRESENTATION

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