The Ballad of John Henry - Section 2: Independent Practice: TPCASTT with Poetry

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Close Reading: Analyzing and Interpreting Poetic Devices in a John Henry Poem

Unit 8: Close Reading Strategies: Ways to Interpret & Analyze Literary Texts
Lesson 5 of 9

Objective: SWBAT use the characterization of John Henry to analyze the impact of certain words and phrases and use central ideas to express the theme of a text.

Big Idea: John Henry: A man's character is determined by the words and phrases of others.

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