Get everyone involved with Poe's classic "The Raven." Build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and analysis skills all in one short lesson.
I use this lesson with my 11th grade American lit/intensive reading class; however, it would work just as well in any reading or literature class. On the first day, each student works with a single stanza of the poem and then on the second day, we present and discuss the poem as a whole.
Each of the eighteen stanzas is printed on a single page. Students define unfamiliar words and phrases, complete text reformulations, analyze their stanzas, and build fluency with repeated readings.
The students enjoy seeing how their "piece of the puzzle" fits into the larger poem and each student was intimately involved in the process, rather than a passive receiver of a summary of the poem.
The lesson plan comes with more detailed instructions and classroom procedures.
Thanks for checking out my lesson; both my students and I really enjoyed this one. I hope you will, too. If you do decide to buy, please leave feedback and let me know what you thought about the lesson. I'm always looking for ways to improve and would like to know how the lesson worked for you.
2020 Update: I added a digital interactive layer to allow teachers to assign the activity through Google Classrooms. You, the buyer, may also edit/add the interactive layer using TpT's FREE digital tool available once you download this resource.