Day 5

Allen Ginsberg's Poetry Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Contrasting Anthems

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing

    Objective:

    Compare and contrast Allen Ginsberg’s “America” to Walt Whitman’s “I Hear America Singing.”

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.9 Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1.A Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation...

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