Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 2

This Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 2 lesson plan also includes:

Class members continue their analysis of Letters to a Young Poet, paying particular attention to how Rilke uses metaphor to develop his ideas about the source of inspiration.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members brainstorm a list of childhood memories they might use as inspiration for their writings
  • Use the first discussion question to model how to draw evidence from Rilke's letter to support a response
Classroom Considerations

  • The second in an 11-lesson unit that uses "Letter One" from Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet as an anchor text
  • Text is not available in this resource, but you can find it in the attached complete unit 

  • The nine-page packet includes an overview of the lesson, the plan, discussion questions with model responses, and a homework assignment

  • Some class members may need additional modeling to understand how to use evidence from a text to support an analysis