Poetry Close Reading and Essay Pack- Hope... & I Know Why...

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This Unit compares two classic poems: Hope is the Thing with Feathers and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Students complete a close reading of the above poems, analyze their use of tone and figurative language, then write an essay showing how the poets used those devices to establish their unique purposes.

This purchase includes all of the following and could take anywhere from 10-20 hours of class time, depending on how you choose to implement the activities.

Step 1: Hope is the Thing with Feathers close reading with short response questions worksheet
• Sample student answers included

Step 2: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings close reading with short response questions worksheet
• Sample student answers included

Step 3: Barbell Graphic Organizer worksheet
• gather and record examples of figurative language and tone from each poem

Step 4: Essay structure worksheet
• Guides students in how to write a 4 paragraph essay to answer the following prompt. This worksheet helps students to organize their main ideas and best evidence and flows from the previous barbell graphic organizer.
• PROMPT: How is the authors’ purpose in “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” and “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” established through their use of figurative language and tone?

These lessons are highly customizable! Choose the best delivery method to suit your class needs: collaborative or group work, whole class discussion, or individual assignment would all work well. I did this with my 7th graders, and while it was challenging to them, I believe they significantly strengthened their reading and writing ability. You can also easily incorporate the writing strategy you prefer to guide students in providing adequate text evidence and commentary.

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Rebecca McCorkle

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Poetry Close Reading and Essay Pack- Hope... & I Know Why...
Poetry Close Reading and Essay Pack- Hope... & I Know Why...
Poetry Close Reading and Essay Pack- Hope... & I Know Why...
Poetry Close Reading and Essay Pack- Hope... & I Know Why...