From Electric English...
This is a small packet that contains a week of work, give or take a day, for Walt Whitman. Wow, was that some alliteration or what!! Still with the w's.... Lol :)
You might notice as you peruse my store that each of these items is listed individually, as well as, bundled. For example, the answer key for the assessment is listed separate from the assessment itself.... This is not because I am greedy or want to squeeze one more dollar out of you. Had I included the answer key with the assessment, I would have listed the price at a dollar higher anyway.
No, I list everything separate because as a teacher, I know, that sometimes you want some material but do not want other material. And, you should not have to pay for items you do not need. To continue with my previous example, you might just want to do the answer key yourself and save the money.... I completely understand the need to save money; what teacher doesn't :) But, if you do want it all...
The idea here is; you can pick and choose whatever material you want; in whatever order you want (depending on the time you have); instead of, constantly feeling like you must adhere to a certain schedule. Plus, this way, you have many resources at your disposal and can mix and match from year to year depending on your mood. I have, intentionally, not included lesson plans with these packets because I feel, at times, they can be stifling.... This packet contains the following:
- Biography Timeline Activity (This is if you do not want to take the time to watch the biography on Whitman. Doing the timeline activity will cut the class time necessary in half, if not more.)
- Whitman 2-Column Notes:
These notes accompany the PBS Video: Walt Whitman: An American Experience.
This video delves into mature content. PLEASE, make sure to view the documentary first and decide for yoursdelf what is appropriate for your students, and what is not. Perhaps, there are sections; you will choose to omit from viewing.
- Essential Journal Questions Powerpoint (These accompany the information the students will learn about his life and his work.)
- Poem Analysis: "Song of Myself" Poems 1, 10, 33, and 52
- Song: "Highwayman" sung by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson
Please contact me with any questions or observations you might have :)