This product is a great way to finish up a poetry unit in grades 6-9!
Students will compare and contrast the classic poem "Ithaca" by Constantine Cavafy with Miley Cyrus's song "The Climb". Download includes full lesson plan with objectives and Common Core standards, TWO sets of task cards, poems and lyrics, and answer sheets. Each set of task cards corresponds to one of the texts and is differentiated into two levels.
This lesson was originally taught to a 7th grade class, but could work for grades 6-9 in general, inclusive, or special education settings!
Features of this download:
- Tiered activity
- Close Reading Task Cards including questions on theme, tone, and supporting details
- Common Core Alignment
- Web links for a comprehensive lesson plan