Practice with the Synthesis- Keats Poetry and "Bright Star"
The poetry of John Keats not only is commonly taught in high school but is an exemplar on the Common Core curriculum map. Teach these two poems- "Ode to a Nightingale" and "La Belle Dame sans Merci"- along with the 2010 critically acclaimed film, "Bright Star." Included in the five day lesson plan are the two poems for annotation, a complete film viewing guide, links to video and teaching sources, open-ended questions, an AP style timed write prompt, student sample responses, student sample scored essays with score rationales, a synthesis test, Common Core standards, essential questions, and a detailed answer key.
Key words: timed write, Keats, Romanticism, Romantic poets, ballad, ode, Negative Capability, Edmodo, Bubbl.us, synthesis, Advanced Placement