This lesson conatins both "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant" and "A Psalm of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
This unit will have students thinking critically and working collarboratively while discussing, sharing, paraphrasing, and creating
This packet includes:
task to define/apply Romanticism. Students will make meaning of both poems and connect Romantic qualities to each.
task where students create a mosaic for "Thanatopsis" using scraps of paper. This hands-on activity is very engaging and gets students thinking! Examples are included.
► Examining figurative language and determining theme
► Reading a parody of "A Psalm of Life
" and comparing stylistic elements of the parody to the original.
► Final assessment
is included with 16 multiple-choice questions and 1 short essay, which could count as a quiz or test. It comes in 2 versi
ons if you want different classes to have different tests or to deter cheaters. An editable PowerPoint
is in the zip file in case you wish to change any of the questions.
Enjoy this lesson using poems from Fireside Poets!
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