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Walt Whitman's "Captain, My Captain" and Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" provide seventh graders with examples of odes. After reading and discussing these and other examples, young poets craft an ode and respond to the ode of a...
To demonstrate their skills with traditional and computer-assisted notation, young musicians notate and perform the first eight measures of Friedrich von Schiller's theme to "Ode to Joy."
An animated interpretation of Clint Smith's poem "Ode to the Only Black Kid in the Class" explores the stereotypes Black Americans encounter.
College of New Rochelle
Take a look at Horace's "Ode 1.5" from Carmina in depth with an analysis worksheet. Included on the first page is the original Latin version of the verses as well as a literal translation. Pupils respond to questions relating to sounds,...
"Ode to la Tortilla" and "Ode to Joy"? Sure! Use Gary Soto's poem to introduce learners to the ode format. After examining the descriptive words Soto uses, class members study a poster of Ludwig van Beethoven, suggest words that describe...
Eighth graders select ordinary objects, determine their uses, and write poems about them. Once they select an object, they create a web about its uses to serve as an outline. Once they have written their own odes, 8th graders meet in...
Expose your class to various poetic forms. Listed in and described in this slide show are: ballad, lyric poem, ode, dramatic monologue, sonnet, and villanelle. Some descriptions are more detailed than others.
For this "Ode on a Grecian Urn" worksheet, students discuss the Grecian urn as a representation of innocence. Students answer questions about the imagery and the meaning of the poem and whether or not the speaker's attitude changes at...
In this reading reflection worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions as they consider the themes of wisdom and knowledge in "Ode on a Grecian Urn," by Keats. Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading...
In this literary analysis worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on the theme of morality in the Keats poem "Ode to a Nightingale." Three extra reading activities are also included.
In this "Ode to a Nightingale" worksheet, learners explore the theme of the fleeting nature of youth and happiness. Students discuss the meaning of the symbols and the speaker's state of mind.
In this "Ode to a Nightingale" worksheet, learners discuss Keats view of nature. Students follow the poet's progression into the world of nature and the images used to convey his feelings.
In this literary analysis instructional activity, students read the poem "Ode to the West Wind," by Percy Bysshe Shelley and then respond to 5 short answer discussion questions about the significance of wind in the poem and the symbolism...
In this "Ode to the West Wind" learning exercise students discuss the poet's hope that the wind will transform him. Students answer three questions about the transformation.
In this "Ode to the West Wind" activity, students discuss the speaker's concern that his ideas will die with him. Students answer three questions about the poet's plea to the West Wind to take his ideas and spread them throughout the world.
Following brief instruction about the Iran Hostage Crisis during Jimmy Carter's presidency, small groups read three-page sections from the diary of hostage Robert C. Ode. They write editorials from the perspective of either U.S. citizens...
Heroes with six-pack abs, helpless heroines, cliche plot lines —must be a romance novel! An informational video describes the romance novel genre and explains how it differs from a traditional love story. It uses popular texts as...
Eighth graders explore the life and works of Pablo Neruda. They complete an author map concerning his personal and professional life. Students identify the key components of an ode. They write an ode to a common object around their...
Introducing or need to review literary devices and terms for a study of poetry? Though text heavy, the explanations and examples of key poetic devices will provide learners with the vocabulary they need to discuss and craft poems.
Ninth graders identify an ordinary object and write an ode for the subject. In this poetry writing instructional activity, 9th graders select an ordinary object and define its uses. Students then write an ode for the poem.
High schoolers discuss things that are valuable and things that are beautiful. In this ode lesson plan, students look for something beautiful that inspires them and take a picture of it. High schoolers write an ode to one of the...
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