Reflection: Modeling Stories by the Fireside: Creating Experts on Romantic Poets - Section 3: "Snowbound": An Interlude


Using "Snowbound" to model worked particularly well, as it gave the students a point to reference and "get" what they needed to complete in their small groups. I deliberately chose to wait on providing a model,in order for students to explore and reveal the poems on their own. In the future, I think I will swap "Snowbound" for "Thanatopsis," however, as students can relate to the images and ideas presented in "Snowbound" much more readily than those in "Thanatopsis." 

  A Snowbound Model
  Modeling: A Snowbound Model
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Stories by the Fireside: Creating Experts on Romantic Poets

Unit 7: Literacy: Poetry by the Fireside (Romanticism Part I)
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT identify the expression of central Romantic themes by collaboratively analyzing a poem from the Fireside poets.

Big Idea: Discussing meaning of poetry, both author-intended and personal, in the spirit of Fireside story-telling.

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william cullen
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