Day 4

Leaves of Grass Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Tweets of Grass

    Kind of Activity:

    Technology

    Objective:

    Students will be able to understand Whitman's concepts in a modern context

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2

    Structure:

    First, introduce the students to the Twitter account @TweetsofGrass, which emits Whitman lines one at a time. Have them select a few of the tweets that they think work particularly well individually and share them with the class. Write these tweets on the board and discuss them. Why did the students choose these particular lines? What it is in each that makes it work on its own: rhythm, diction, aphorism? (This would also probably be an excellent time...

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