“Introducing Walt Whitman” is the perfect reading and writing resource to introduce your middle or high school students to this great American poet It is best used before students read Whitman’s works if they are studying them, but it is not necessary for students to read any of his writings - the resource stands as a biographical unit on its own.
There are three biographical passages included:
---The first text covers Whitman’s childhood up to and including his living in New York City as a teenager;
--- The second passage is about the poet's early adulthood and careers as a journalist and a teacher;
---The third passages covers his success as a poet and how he spent his time during the Civil War.
--- All three of the biographical passages have questions (comprehension and opinion) on the right side of the page - the texts and the accompanying questions can therefore be used in class as bellringer activities. Each one also has a “Language Use” activity or a short writing assignment.
--- A vocabulary quiz is included. There are eight statements about Whitman based on information found in the passages. Students are asked to replace the underlined word from a choice of four - the correct answer has the same meaning as the underlined word and importantly, the correct choice word appears in one of the texts.
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