Getting to the Core: Early American Poets

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How do poets convey emotion and represent their views of life? Pupils learn more about Whitman and Dickinson through the unit and analyze their bold reinvention of craft and style for poets to come. Looking at classic pieces such as Whitman's "Song of Myself", high schoolers explore how art captures society and how one's life influences their work through carefully planned close readings, writing assignments, photo analysis, and evidence-based activities that culminate to a multi-genre research project. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners keep their assignments in a portfolio to showcase their growth over the course of the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource refers to an online Holt publication to view texts; if this is not available to you, provide the texts for your classes by finding the publications from other online outlets
Pros

  • Resource details Webb's Depth of Knowledge for every lesson for educators
  • Offers evidence-based annotation strategies, helpful background information about each poet, great graphic organizers, and writing prompts
  • Includes rubrics included
Cons

  • None