Walt Whitman Packet

This Walt Whitman Packet worksheet also includes:

Walt Whitman's Song of Myself is the anchor text for a series of worksheets that model for young scholars how to become active readers. Questions require text-based as well as analytical responses.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After reading Whitman's "I Hear America singing" have class members read Langston Hughes' "I, Too, Sing America"
Classroom Considerations

  • The full text of Song of Myself #33 and #52 are not included; however, both are readily available on the internet
  • Requires individual copies of the seven worksheets
Pros

  • Worksheets ask readers to make personal connections to the text
  • The questions are carefully scaffolded and model how to use evidence from a poem to support an analysis
Cons

  • None