My Lost Youth

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Ask your learners to ponder the value of youth as they read the pome "My Lost Youth" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. After reading, they respond to several questions about the content, message, and style of the poem.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • While framed as a discussion question, the final question could be used as an essay prompt
  • Add this into your unit on coming of age or the value of youth
  • Annotate the poem as a class or in small groups
Classroom Considerations
  • Some pupils will need extra support in order to answer the questions succesfully
  • Includes the full text of the poem
  • Questions require learners to use textual evidence and higher-level thinking skills when forming their responses
  • None