Lesson Plan

Teach This Poem: "The Snowfall Is So Silent" by Miguel de Unamuno

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Cold, beautiful, unique! Class members closely examine John Singer Sargent's watercolor "Snow," taking note of the artist's techniques, and pair up to discuss how the image makes them feel about snow. They then repeat the process with Miguel de Unamuno's poem "The Snowfall is So Silent." The class discusses how watercolor and the poem are alike and different. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the poem during Hispanic Heritage month, September 15 through October 15
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires projection equipment for both the image and the poem
  • Uses the "What do you notice" strategy rather than a highly academic approach to the analysis
Pros
  • The packet includes both an English and a Spanish version of the poem
Cons
  • None