Doodling 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Lesson 9 of 9
Objective: SWBAT understand a complex poem through visual aids
Next they read the poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" doodling what they see while they read.
Here is an elaborate example of a Doodle, not that they should be that detailed. But I want them to doodle the lines that stick out to them. Preface the reading of the poem with the question:
Have you ever done something you regret? Did you tell anyone about it? Why or why not?
Doodling While Reading
While the students read the poem, another student came up to the white board and drew what she heard. This motivated the students to doodle as they listened and took turns reading.
After they are done reading the poem: have them answer these questions:
1. How is the theme of crime and punishment developed in the poem?
2. Is the mariner guilty of a crime?
3. Why must the Mariner continue with his penance -- why must he repeat his tale to everyone he can fix with his gaze?