Using William Blake’s “London” and William Wordsworth’s “London, 1802,” students will review important poetic devices, close read and annotate the texts, view supporting video clips, view a TED Talk on the hidden worlds in big cities, work with AP style multiple choice questions for both poems, and see an AP style Literature prompt. These lessons prepare students for AP Literature and Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, British Literature Course exams, the SAT essay and critical thinking activities. Extended excerpts from the BBC Romantics series are used. Perfect for Pre-AP, Honors, and AP classes.
In this resource there is a unique detailed rubric that can be used to score Socratic Seminars in a way that encourages organic fluid discussions. In the guide there is a step by step explanation on how to conduct a fish-bowl discussion with the rubric. The Socratic seminar acts as a poetry explication. The packet includes a complete lesson, common core standards, essential and key questions.
Tags: poetry explication, British Literature, Socratic Seminar, writing, poetry, AP Literature, AP Language, Pre-AP, romanticism, critical thinking, socialist politics, William Blake annotations, urban living, TED Talk