I Am Death: Views of Death and Afterlife in Three British Poems, Part One: John Donne's "Holy Sonnet 10"
Twelfth graders read and analyze John Donne's 'Holy Sonnet 10,' and examine their personal beliefs about death. They identify the nouns and adjectives in the poem, watch various video clips, and write a paraphrase of the poem.
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More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Rhythm and Meter
If you're introducing rhythm and meter into your poetry lesson, consider these activities based on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Focusing on "Because I could not stop for Death," kids discuss accents, breves, and how they measure the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Here's the perfect resource for anyone viewing Peter Weir's Academy Award winning film, Dead Poets Society. Whether part of a classroom study, used in a homeschool situation, or for personal viewing, the nine-page packet is a must....
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Lesson: Paint Inspiring Words
The painting Three Young Girls circa 1620, was believed to be painted after the death of the subjects' mother. Art enthusiasts analyze the image details to determine if they come to the same conclusion. They then use the sensory details...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Comparative Close Reading Poetry Analysis: "All that lives must die..." - Shakespeare
Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" and Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for death . . ." are the focus of a series of close reading exercises that help learners develop their skill reading challenging text....
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed