Day 6

Christina Rossetti: Poems Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Christina's Christmas Carols

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    To compare musical settings of Rossetti's "In the Bleak Mid-Winter"

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1

    Structure:

    Have students listen to the following settings of "In the Bleak Mid-Winter:"

    Gustav Holst's "In the Bleak Mid-Winter"

    Harold Darke's "In the Bleak Mid-Winter"

    James Taylor "In the Bleak Mid-Winter"

    Engage in a class-wide discussion of the different settings, using the following questions as a jumping off point:

    - How does each artist treat the poem?

    - What does each setting evoke? How are...

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