Day 2

Lord Byron's Poems Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Close Reading

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion

    Objective:

    To improve close-reading skills

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.4

    Structure:

    Begin by leading a class discussion in which students collaboratively close read and analyze a poem ("Sun of the Sleepless" may be a good choice given its brevity). You can walk the students through the following elements, among others:

    • Scansion and meter. If students are unfamiliar with scanning verse, they might take turns scanning lines for the class.
    • Places where the rhythm is ambiguous or the spoken stress could be rendered several ways.
    • Interesting line breaks
    • Common poetic and...

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