Day 3

Lord Byron's Poems Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Comparative Analysis

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing

    Objective:

    To show how different texts address similar themes

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.9, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1

    Structure:

    Students should begin by searching online for a poem related thematically to either The Prison of Chillon (ex. captivity, crime, oppression), Prometheus (ex. Greco-Roman mythology), or Darkness (ex. apocalyptic/sci-fi narratives, ecological disaster, speculative poetry). Poems can be drawn from any period, but should be clearly connected to Byron's work thematically. Once they've selected a poem, students should write a short essay comparing and contrasting the ways...

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