Instructional Video

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

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Hope may be the thing that never stops at all, but a rapid language arts video certainly comes close. Imagine everything you wanted to know about Emily Dickinson in a 10-minute video. A quick-paced narrator flashes through details of the poet's life and references in her poems.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the lesson to have class members view the video, complete the comprehension check, and research some of the links before returning for a whole-class discussion
Classroom Considerations
  • Some viewers may find the pace of the Crash Course video overwhelming; pause frequently and check for understanding
  • Most appropriate for honors/AP classes or college level course
  • The links provided in the extension section offer fresh insight into Dickinson's life and poetry
  • The video offers little evidence to support the assertions, and is most appropriate at the end of a unit study of Dickinson and her poetry