William Carlos Williams Teacher Resources

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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 1, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Follow a discussion between poetic giants in a unit focused on Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepard to His Love," Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepard," and William Carlos Williams' "Raleigh Was Right." It...
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Mad-Libbing Your Way Into Modern Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Use a Mad-Libs like activity to create modern poetry! Writers will identify different words and their parts of speech and study "The Red Wheelbarrow" by Williams Carlos Williams. Then, use the sheets attached to craft your own poem! An...
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Poetry: An Essential Review

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Finding just the right poem to illustrate a concept can be a time consuming task. Shorten your search with a presentation that includes a great selection of poems and songs.  William Carlos Williams’ “This is Just to Say” and Archibald...
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"The Great Figure": Theme of Time

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Click on and read the poem "The Great Figure" by William Carlos Williams, and then answer the four short answer and essay questions based on themes therein. A link to the summary and analysis questions is also included. 
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"The Great Figure": Theme of Technology and Modernization

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Learners respond to four short answer and essay questions based on themes in the poem "The Great Figure" by William Carlos Williams. The poem itself is not included, but the questions could lead to some very interesting class discussions!
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So Much Depends Upon...

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Examine voice and word choice in poetry with this Six Traits of Writing lesson. After listening to Love that Dog by Sharon Creech and The Red Wheel Barrow by William Carlos William, middle schoolers create their own sixteen-word poems...
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So Much Depends Upon...Sixteen-Word Imagery Poems Inspired by Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

For Teachers 6th - 7th
After reading Love That Dog by Sharon Creech (and possibly shedding a few tears), middle schoolers work on their own sixteen-word poems with a Six Trait writing activity. They focus on word choice in this activity to capture an...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Can authors speak to each other across works, genres, and even centuries? Study the conversation between Christopher Marlowe in his poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," and the responses by Sir Walter Raleigh and William Carlos...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 7

For Teachers 10th Standards
Can three works of literature work together to establish and develop a common central idea? Put your thoughts into writing with a final assessment focused on a unit-long analysis of Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepard to His...
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The Red Wheelbarrow

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students explore an imagist poem. In this poetry lesson students write a poem in the imagist's style using "The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams as an example. The poems are read aloud and discussed.
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Seeing Sense in Photographs & Poems

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students analyze photographs and poetry as forms of each other. In this poetry and photography analysis lesson, students use the photographs of Alfred Stieglitz and poetry from William Carlos William to explore how poetry and painting...
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The Great Figure Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on "The Great Figure'" by William Carlos Williams.
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Letters to Poets

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Add a strong poetry instructional activity to your literature unit. Middle and high schoolers investigate their writing voices with journaling and group discussion, then choose a famous poet to study. They write letters to their chosen...
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How to Write an Apology Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Put a silly spin on making amends with an apology poem. Budding poets think of a time they were made to apologize although they didn't mean it. They then turn their experience into a poem that offers details and ends with an explanation...
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The Great Figure Theme of Versions of Reality

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on themes in "The Great Figure." Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
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Rhythms in Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Rhyme, rhythm, free verse, imagery: Do these words describe poetry, or jazz music? The answer is both! A resource explores these similarities as scholars watch a video, engage in discussion, read author biographies, write poetry and...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 5

For Teachers 10th Standards
If you've ever wished you could respond to an author's message, a lesson that connects three poems with the same concept will appeal to you. Based on the first few lessons' focus on Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepard to His...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 6

For Teachers 10th Standards
Wrap up your literary analysis unit with a discussion activity as tenth graders prepare for an end-of-unit assessment. After they have read and annotated Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepard to His Love," Sir Walter Raleigh's...
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Poetry

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Explore the semantics of poetry with this higher-level presentation. With examples from Dickinson, Frost, and Dr. Seuss, the slides clearly explain the details of poetic structure, license, and schemes. You could use this in a language...
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“Outsider” Poet Kay Ryan Goes from Poetry Club Reject to Poet Laureate

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
The cat might have got your tongue, but you can’t avoid the elephant in the room while you wait for the other shoe to drop. After all, the early bird gets the worm and the chickens are circling. After researching Poet Laureate Kay Ryan...
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Poetry Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Need some ideas for poetry lessons? Check out this packet loaded with suggestions for elementary, middle, and high school writers.
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Poetry

For Students 2nd - 4th
Poetry is a great way to inspire creativity. In this worksheet, young learners read a poem and then draw a picture about the poem in the box.
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Composition Compositions

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore composition and symmetry to create their own digital media piece. In this design composition lesson, students visit the online websites and examples of asymmetrical compositions and symmetry. Students sketch a...
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Line It Up

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine the structure of different poems by various artists. They discuss how the breaks in the poems change the way it is to be read. They also examine the use of tone in the poems.

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