Day 1

Allen Ginsberg's Poetry Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

HOWL, part 1 verses 1-76 Begin reading with the title and dedication, and continue to line 76: “who distributed Supercommunist pamphlets in Union Square … Staten Island ferry also wailed.”

Common Core Objectives

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    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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    LITERACY.RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

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    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding...

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