Poetry Analysis and Close Reading: A Display of Mackerel by Mark Doty

Poetry Analysis and Close Reading: A Display of Mackerel by Mark Doty
Poetry Analysis and Close Reading: A Display of Mackerel by Mark Doty
Poetry Analysis and Close Reading: A Display of Mackerel by Mark Doty
Poetry Analysis and Close Reading: A Display of Mackerel by Mark Doty
Poetry Analysis and Close Reading: A Display of Mackerel by Mark Doty
Poetry Analysis and Close Reading: A Display of Mackerel by Mark Doty
Poetry Analysis and Close Reading: A Display of Mackerel by Mark Doty
Poetry Analysis and Close Reading: A Display of Mackerel by Mark Doty
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Poetry : Poem : Mark Doty : A Display of Mackerel
Poem Analysis Close Reading

Teaching poetry is an enjoyable experience when you are teaching a poem that students want to dig into and you have all of the support material you need at your disposal. Mark Doty’s, “A Display of Mackerel” is a poem that students love for the language, the images they visualize, and—for some—the content: fish. “A Display of Mackerel” is just the right length for a class period*, is challenging enough to elicit higher order thinking without being overly difficult, and it appeals to a wide variety of students.

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For You:
--Poem Overview: Standards, Resource List, Why Teach This Poem?, --Poem Information (format, content, literary devices used, etc.), links to the poem, links to other support materials that can be used with this lesson
--Step-by-Step Procedures—Easy to follow plans make this lesson ready-to-teach!
--Answer Keys for all student handouts

For Students:
--Poem Introduction and Analysis—3 pages
--Two constructed responses—Use one or both.

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Inference: Making Inferences - Inferring While Reading Fiction or Non-Fiction

FRESCA: Main Idea and Supporting Details

CCSS:
RL. 9 – 10, 11 – 12.1 Inference/ Explicit Evidence
RL. 9 – 10, 11 – 12.2 Themes (two or more)
RL. 9 – 10, 11 – 12.4 Words
RL. 9 – 10, 11 – 12.5 Text Structure
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90 minutes
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