Day 3

Leaves of Grass Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read the following poems: "America"; "O Captain! My Captain!"; and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd."

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.6

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.8

  3. 3

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.3

  4. 4

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.7

  5. 5

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.9

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

"America"

"America" is a short poem extolling America as a country where everyone is equal, no...

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