Day 1

Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Students read a short biography of Emily Dickinson (provided in the Teaching Guide) and the following poems: "Because I could not stop for Death," "There's a certain slant of light," and "I heard a Fly buzz--when I died."

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of...

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