My students do a unit on literature and I wanted them to be able to write an analysis of something that they had read. However, jumping right into the poetry of Pablo Neruda would be a little too challenging for high school students so I decided to scaffold things a little.
In this lesson, I divided my class into groups of 3-4 students. Homogenous groups work best for this due to the varying difficulty levels of the books. Each group was assigned one of the following Dr. Seuss books:
1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
2. The Sneetches
3. Horton Hears a Who
4. The Lorax
5. Hurray for Diffendoofer Day!
6. Yertle the Turtle
7. Green Eggs and Ham
The groups read the books together and answered the questions. After everyone was done, each group discussed with the class what they thought the deeper meaning of the book was (for example, the Lorax and environmental issues in an industrialized society).
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Spanish Pablo Neruda Poetry Analysis Activity