Looking Closely at Stanza 3—Identifying Rules to Live By Communicated in “If”

This Looking Closely at Stanza 3—Identifying Rules to Live By Communicated in “If” lesson plan also includes:

Just as Bud, from the novel Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis had rules to live by; so does the poem, If by Rudyard Kipling, but how do the two relate? Pupils delve deep into the poem's third stanza, participate in a grand discussion, and take notes using a note taking guide. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Post the novel's and poem's rules side by side for class members to use a reference tool during the discussion
  • Create a class blog post to go along with the lesson's discussion in which all learners can post and respond to their peers 

 

Classroom Considerations

  • The seventh in a series of 17 lesson plans designed to accompany the novel, Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Look through Included Materials to locate required materials from past lessons 
Pros

  • Cooperative learning strategies are incorporated into the lesson 
  • The lesson plan is written clearly and in detail 
  • Notes are provided to explain how acitiviteis meet the needs of your learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core