Teaching Emily Dickinson: A Common Core Close Reading Seminar

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Three of Emily Dickinson's poems, "I like to see it," "Because I could not stop for Death," and "We grow accustomed to the Dark," provide instructors with an opportunity to model for class members how to use close reading strategies to analyze poetry.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the first poem "I like to see it," to model the procedure, the second poem as a guided practice exercise or group work, and the final one as independent practice to check for understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • The three poems used are from the R.W. Franklin 1999 Readers Edition
Pros

  • The resource is designed for teachers and includes suggestions for how to conduct the lessons and possible discussion questions
Cons

  • Typos in the slides