"Hope" is a Thing with feathers

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How does a person overcome adversity? That is the question class members ponder after a close reading of Emily Dickinson's "'Hope' is the thing with feathers."

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask readers to replace the bird references with those of a much larger, stronger animal and then to consider how this change effects the meaning of the poem
  • Use the resource to introduce a discussion of metaphor
Classroom Considerations

  • Additional scaffolding may be necessary for some class members to make connections to the discussion of overcoming adversity

  • The resource packet includes the poem, an illustration, and discussion questions

  • None
Common Core