Day 1

Leaves of Grass Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read "Song of Myself," Sections 1-26.

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2

  3. 3

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.1

  4. 4

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.5

Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.

Content Summary for Teachers

1-26

The poet begins with a celebration of himself, but constantly emphasizes that all humans are connected to each other ("every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you"). He claims to be in love with...

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