Students learn to analyze a variety of portraits, both literary and visual.
Help clarify the nature of symbols for your students as they study the Statue of Liberty, complete research on a national symbol, and use their research to communicate a message of their own.
While Paul Revere's ride is the most famous event of its kind in American history, other Americans made similar rides during the Revolutionary period. After learning about some less well known but no less colorful rides that occurred in other locations, students gather evidence to support an argument about why at least one of these "other riders" does or does not deserve to be better known.
Conduct an experiment in literary interpretation with little-known specimens of Victorian verse.
Poetry provides us with a rich vehicle for helping children explore how language sounds and works. Students will use their senses to experience poetry.
Behind many of the apparently simple stories of Robert Frost's poems are unexpected questions and mysteries. In this lesson, students analyze what speakers include or omit from their narrative accounts, make inferences about speakers' motivations, and find evidence for their inferences in the words of the poem.
Learn how Shakespeare used the sonnet tradition to enhance his stagecraft by performing a scene from this timeless tragedy.
Students learn the rules and conventions of haiku, study examples by Japanese masters, and create haiku of their own.