Teacher Guide

Allen Ginsberg's Poetry Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will practice reading and interpreting poetry that is on a high level with mature themes.

  2. 2

    Students will practice annotation skills and the ability to identify and understand literary devices and terms.

  3. 3

    Students will gain mastery in identifying and comprehending both literal and figurative diction.

  4. 4

    Student will engage in analytical thought processes, synthesis, and using textual evidence to support claims made from literature.

  5. 5

    Students will have the opportunity to reflect upon and respond to literature in individual and group...

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