Using William Shakespeare’s excerpt from his play, Troilus and Cressida, students will read a poetic selection entitled, “Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back.” The students will review important poetic devices, close read and annotate the text, view supporting video clips, listen to an NPR story, view a TED Talk on why soldier’s miss war, evaluate the writing prompt, and examine scored student sample essays from an original AP style Literature/Language prompt. In the selection, Odysseus lectures Achilles on time and fleeting glory. Odysseus strives to motivate Achilles into entering the battle. The three lessons goes well with a study of The Odyssey, The Iliad, or a novel involving war such as Tim O’ Brien’s The Things They Carried or Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage. The lessons also stands alone on its own merit.
These lessons prepare students for AP Literature and Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, American Literature Course exams, the SAT essay and critical thinking activities
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, , World Literature, Socratic Seminar, writing, poetry, AP Literature, AP Language, Pre-AP, Shakespeare, critical thinking, politics, Odysseus, annotations, Achilles, TED Talk, war, soldiers, battle