Reflection: Station Rotation The Dream Lives On: Reviewing & Exploring the American Dream in Literature - Section 3: Poetic Comparisons: The American Dream in Multicultural Poetry


Today, students are in "expert groups" in order to gain understanding of these poems. Tomorrow, they will shift to groups with students who read one of the other poems in order to teach, discuss, and learn each poem. Groups today were created by numbering off, as the groups are larger, this seemed the most effective way to group students and still mix up students so the same friends were not relying on each other. 

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  Station Rotation: Cultural Connections: Dreaming Across Ethnicity
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The Dream Lives On: Reviewing & Exploring the American Dream in Literature

Unit 15: Literacy: "The Great Gatsby" Characterization, Style, and Visual Literacy
Lesson 14 of 16

Objective: SWBAT analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specifc work as students critique and discuss other's reactions to Walt Whitman's portrayal of the American Dream in "I Hear America Singing."

Big Idea: Walt Whitman, Angela De Hoyos, Langston Hughes, and Pablo Neruda bring a variety of dreams to the table; how does their vision of the American Dream differ from F. Scott Fitzgerald's?

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