This Rhythms in Poetry unit also includes:
- American Passages—A Literary Survey
- Archive Search
- Instructor Guides: Introduction & Table of Contents
- Instructor Guides: Preface
- Instructor Guides: What Is American Literature?
- Using the Video: Rhythms in Poetry
- Activities: Rhythms in Poetry
- Primary Source
- Graphic & Image
- Informational Text
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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 journal entries, conduct research, and view art.
- Guide learners in writing a Robert Frost-style poem that features characters engaged in manual labor
- Ask pupils to write a poem about a single image, in the style of William Carlos Williams's "The Red Wheelbarrow"
- Print the author biographies and timeline for students in advance
- The 10th installment of the 16-part American Passages series
- For helpful planning, the unit includes overview questions, learning objectives, and a unit overview
- Each author biography concludes with higher-order thinking questions
- Provides a wide variety of additional resources