Beasts of England
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to perform a close reading of the Animalism anthem
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.7
The song “Beasts of England” serves as inspiration for the animals. It is a call to action for them to rebel against the humans, and it becomes the anthem for Animalism. Break students into seven groups, and assign each group one of the seven stanzas. Each group should do a close reading of their stanza, ideally with a printed copy that they can mark up. Groups should identify examples of figurative language and...
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