Literature About Chicago: Prose vs. Poetry

In this comprehension exercise, readers compare Carl Sandburg's "Chicago" to a description of the city from Upton's Sinclair's The Jungle.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • The exercise can be used to model for readers how to analyze the impact that specific words and phrases have on the meaning and tone of a passage, or as an assessment of these skills
  • The exercise can also be used as prep for the AP English Language exam
Classroom Considerations

  • The exercise assumes readers have experience analyzing the effects of syntax and diction on meaning
  • Designed to meet Common Core standards, exercise is appropriate for readers with strong comprehension skills

  • An answer sheet is included

  • None
Common Core