An Introduction to Poetry
Students examine the genre of poetry. They read and discuss list poems, write a list poem, research and read poetry online, and write a free form poem.
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New Review The Metamorphosis
How can something be true even if it didn't happen? Invite your classes to investigate the truths found in the world of magical realism as they analyze short stories, poems, informational texts, video, and art from this genre.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A strong writing resource, designed for high school or college-level writers, guides learners through crafting persuasive arguments. The packet not only provides examples of a variety of argumentative strategies, it gives pointers on how...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Effective Literary Analyses
After modeling how to write responses to literature that provide an interpretation, recognize ambiguities, nuances, and complexities, class groups are presented with short stories and/or art transparencies and asked to craft their own...
Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
HS 204: Introduction to Literature: Poetry Section
This outline introduction for a college course covers the idea of humanities and various language forms and literature genres. Beginning with the human species and our influence on the world around us, take a very thorough look at the...
Higher Ed English Language Arts
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. (Sonnet 43) Theme of Identity
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.." Is there any line more famous than that? Learners read the poem, work through a variety of learning activities (via hyperlink) then answer 3 questions regarding identity and themes found in...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Walt Whitman to Langston Hughes: Poems for a Democracy
Explore the idea of democratic poetry. Upper graders read Walt Whitman, examining daguerreotypes, and compare Whitman to Langston Hughes. They describe aspects of Whitman's I Hear America Singing to Langston Hughes' Let America Be...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
The Beauty of Anglo-Saxon Poetry: A Prelude to Beowulf
Riddle me this! What do kennings, caesura, and alliteration have to do with the Nowell Codex? Introduce class members to Anglo-Saxon poetry and prepare readers for a study of Beowulf with a series of activities that includes asking...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable