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Walt Whitman Mimic Poem of “I Hear America Singing”

Walt Whitman Mimic Poem of “I Hear America Singing”
Walt Whitman Mimic Poem of “I Hear America Singing”
Walt Whitman Mimic Poem of “I Hear America Singing”
Walt Whitman Mimic Poem of “I Hear America Singing”
Walt Whitman Mimic Poem of “I Hear America Singing”
Walt Whitman Mimic Poem of “I Hear America Singing”
Walt Whitman Mimic Poem of “I Hear America Singing”
Walt Whitman Mimic Poem of “I Hear America Singing”
Product Description
Trying to find a way to work some creative writing into your Common Core focus on non-fiction? Use Walt Whitman’s “I Hear America Singing” to inspire students to write their own version of the poem. By including literary devices, students will gain a deeper understanding of the true meaning and purpose of the poem.

Help students understand elements of Transcendentalism by Close Reading and analyzing the famous poem.

This product includes:
• Whitman biography 14 slide Prezi with:
o Facts
o 3 Videos
o Many photos of Whitman
• Student assignment sheet & directions
• 3 exemplars of student written poems to inspire young writers
• Color coding guide of figurative language elements
• Scoring Guide for easy grading
• Brainstorming page to get students planning their original poem
• Text of “I Hear America Singing” - 2 page Close Reading worksheets
• Teacher answer key for Close Reading worksheets
• CCS aligned, Smarter Balance type questions Quiz
• Quiz answer key aligned to CCS and Critical Skills

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Keywords: poetry, Walt Whitman, Transcendentalism, analysis, close reading, “I Hear America Singing”, American literature, American dream, nonconformity, self-reliance, SOAPSTone, literary devices, creative writing, Prezi, videos, biography, color coding, figurative language, Critical Skills Quiz, brainstorming,
Total Pages
over 10 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 days
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