• Poems that Tell a Story: Narrative and Persona in the Poetry of Robert Frost

    Created September 24, 2010
    Poems that Tell a Story: Narrative and Persona in the Poetry of Robert Frost

    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.

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    Created September 17, 2010
    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    Students explore the artistry that helped make Washington Irving our nation's first literary master and ponder the mystery that now haunts every Halloween--What happened to Ichabod Crane?

  • Launchpad: Wharton's Ethan Frome

    Created August 31, 2010
  • Launchpad: London's "White Fang"

    Created August 31, 2010
  • Launchpad: Twain and American Humor

    Created August 31, 2010
  • Benjamin Franklin's Many “Hats”: Hiram Powers statue

    Created August 31, 2010
  • Launchpad: Pearl S. Buck

    Created August 31, 2010
  • Launchpad: Paul Revere

    Created August 31, 2010
  • Launchpad: Welty's "A Worn Path"

    Created August 31, 2010