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Walt Whitman's "O Captain! My Captain!" is one of the most famous and emotional tributes to Abraham Lincoln. Guide readers through the evocative elegy with a reading comprehension worksheet, complete with the poem's text and a photograph...
Words can be a powerful tool in the hands of a poet. Class members examine a poem written by Ross Gay in response to the death of Eric Garner and a news report of the same death. They then read an article about the death of Tamir Rice...
Students examine an elegy for form, tone and subject matter. In this elegy instructional activity, students share impressions from Dylan Thomas's poem and a critic's response to the poem. Students discuss emotions and the refusal to...
Twelfth graders use a trip to the Aquia Episcopal Church in Virginia for motivation and background information before reading Thomas Gray's "Elegy". They consider the use of sensory metaphors.
For this poetry worksheet on "Thanatopsis," by William Cullen Bryant, students read the poem and answer several questions based on it. Students analyze word usage and tone, define 'elegy', and compare the poem to artwork created...
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Wind turbines, daylight savings time, noise pollution, social problems. To develop close reading skills, high schoolers examine pairs of articles presenting opposing viewpoints of the same topics and respond to questions that require not...
Put the Romantic Age into context for British Literature classes with a PowerPoint that defines and characterizes this movement in literature, music and art. Notable painters, writers, and musicians are listed, as are key romantic themes...
Students research Rudy Autio. In this research lesson students maneuver through the Internet to better understand the artist Rudy Autio. They examine his background, educational experiences, art production, influences, and style.
Students read information about Anglo-Saxon rulers and literary techniques, then complete a worksheet to help them review. Students take notes about the oral tradition, Anglo-Saxon literary terms, and Anglo-Saxon poetry. Students create...
Fifth graders review the terms narrative and classic poetry. They are introduced to SMUGGLER'S SONG and compare the structure to recently read poetry. They join in on the refrain reading the story together as a class.
Fifth graders re-read the story "The Highwayman" understanding the term "narrative verse". As a paired activity, they predict who or what might be the audience and provide feedback.
In this language arts activity, students 21 look for words having to do with types of literature and literary elements. Students may self correct by selecting the link at the bottom of the page.
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