Introduction to Essay Tutorials Within this module you will find 11 Passage-Based Essays and two Standard Essays. There are numerous ways you can use this module to your advantage. Methods to Complete This Module You can write each of the essays in a timed atmosphere without using any of the additional materials provided. Following is an explanation of each of the writing "steps" that are presented in this essay tutorial. Passage-Based Essay Steps Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Standard Essay Steps Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Outta Ray's Head Poetry Lessons I started out to do a lesson on poetry and before I knew it the whole thing was getting out of hand and I ended up with a page with links. I just like poetry too much and over the years I have developed more than a dozen integrated units that revolve around themes and/or styles. I have a firm belief that poetry has got to be taught within an easily understood frame such as "imagist' poetry or "love" poetry or "humanist" poetry or "modern problems"; you just can't throw a bunch of poems together and hope to get to the test with as little hassle as possible.There is one overwhelming argument in favour of teaching poetry and that is that it is a form of communication and part of an English teacher's job is to teach communication skills. You might also impress upon your students the following bit of thinking: Now you see the problem: listened to, thought about, derided or praised, most written, but little understood, and too often taught under duress, for both the teacher and student.
"World enough, and time"—Andrew Marvell's Coy Mistress Activity 1. Introducing Marvell Teachers may begin by introducing Marvell, his life, and the characteristics of metaphysical poetry. Using many of the resources listed in "Preparing to Teach this Lesson," above, briefly detail who Marvell was and provide his historical context. The poem, "To his Coy Mistress," is an invitation using the theme first made popular by the Roman poet Horace: carpe diem (Odes, Book 1.11: "carpe diem quam minimum credula postero," which translates as "seize the day trusting as little as possible in what is to come afterwards"). Students may remember the phrase "carpe diem" from the popular film Dead Poets Society. As the Academy of American Poets' discussion of metaphysical poets points out, John Donne, along with similar but distinct poets such as George Herbert, Andrew Marvell, and Henry Vaughn, developed a poetic style in which philosophical and spiritual subjects were approached with reason and often concluded in paradox. Activity 2. Activity 3. Tone:
Robert Frost's "Mending Wall": A Marriage of Poetic Form and Content Activity 1. Reading Frost Aloud To enhance the poem visually, first show students pictures of the actual stone wall about which Frost writes in "Mending Wall." The pictures of Frost's farmhouse in Derry, NH, are available at the Frost Exhibit at the EDSITEment-reviewed Modern American Poetry website from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. If you haven't done so already, share with students some details of Robert Frost's life; the EDSITEment-reviewed websites the Academy of American Poets and Modern American Poetry both have excellent biographies of his life. Perhaps the most important first step for students in closely analyzing a poem is to hear and/or read the poem aloud. Ask students to describe the rhythm of the first three lines, reminding them that lines of poetry are often comprised of stressed and unstressed beats. Did you notice a change in rhythm at any point in the poem? The poem's rhythm changes in line four as this line falls out of the use of iambs. Activity 2.
Word Mover Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry Children find favorite words, phrases, and sentences from familiar stories. Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson I Have a Dream: Exploring Nonviolence in Young Adult Texts Students will identify how Martin Luther King Jr.' Exploring the Power of Martin Luther King, Jr.' Students explore the ways that powerful and passionate words communicate the concepts of freedom, justice, discrimination, and the American Dream in Martin Luther King, Jr.' Discovering Traditional Sonnet Forms Students read sonnets, charting the poems' characteristics and using their observations to deduce traditional sonnet forms. Poetry Circles: Generative Writing Loops Help Students Craft Verse Students put their heads together in a poetry circle to learn and practice different forms of poetry. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit "America the Beautiful": Using Music and Art to Develop Vocabulary Word Mover Dr.
Literary Visions Due to licensing agreements, online viewing of the videos for this resource is restricted to network connections in the United States and Canada. 1. First Sight: An Introduction to Literature This overview introduces the course content and approach. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.