A great addition to your poetry unit! This is one of those lessons that will not only hook and engage teens, but lessons they find meaningful, memorable, and that spark deeper issues
that they love to think about.
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Student ♥ Engagement Bundle of Language Arts Lessons for Middle and High School
After you've read through the material, you will see that this lesson could last anywhere from 1 1/2 class periods to 3. Then it can easily serve as an exemplar that you come back to as you scaffold students into further complexities.
And - this is one of my most popular lessons of all time! Kids talk about this lesson for years, literally - and about being introduced to the band Coldplay in my class. Not only is it popular, but it is a great way to hook students on poetry lessons - and an excellent tool for applying the concepts.
This 15-page packet includes step-by-step instructions for teachers on teaching the lesson as well as a detailed analysis handout and annotations guide for students. The lesson involves a 3-page analysis/interpretation worksheet, a class discussion, a close reading and annotation exercise, and a detailed formative assessment so you can monitor your students mastery of the concepts. Literary analysis concepts included. You will also find a "thinking" homework assignment with an admission ticket for the next day.
Common Core and ACT Quality Core Aligned.
CCSS RL1, 4.
Enjoy! You're kids are gonna love it! ❤️
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