If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will practice reading and interpreting poetry that is on a high level with mature themes.
Students will practice annotation skills and the ability to identify and understand literary devices and terms.
Students will gain mastery in identifying and comprehending both literal and figurative diction.
Student will engage in analytical thought processes, synthesis, and using textual evidence to support claims made from literature.
Students will have the opportunity to reflect upon and respond to literature in individual and group...