A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom — Robert Frost
This year for National Poetry Month, in response to the Common Core State Standards initiative, EDSITEment has strung a garland of multimedia resources for students of all ages. The Common Core Standards encourage students to develop deeper literacy skills. The depth and rigor found in the study of poetry can be a vehicle by which the CCSS grade level goals of complexity, quality, and range can be accomplished.
For each of the following poetry exemplars identified in ELA: Appendix B of the Common Core State Standards, students and teachers will find a link to the poem, commentary about the poem, and a host of multimedia resources to assist teachers in unpacking the poem with students. These resources include EDSITEment lessons as well as EDSITEment-reviewed websites that discuss the poem, the poet, and its context. Media incorporated into these resources include audio clips and video, as well as primary source documents and photographs, along with other useful tools such as interactives. They offer both the content and skills needed to support student success in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
EDSITEment's Literary Glossary of terms cross-referenced with EDSITEment lessons serves as a ready reference to poetic devices and forms. Students may want to refer to it as they work through the lesson activities.
Each EDSITEment resource has been labeled by content type with a symbol in parenthesis.
The legend for the content type symbols:
Hypertextual “Through the Looking-Glass” with an animated chessboard (I)
The Jabberwocky, Anne Vansweevelt, 2005. No. 4 in a series of paintings illustrating Carroll's Through the Looking Glass.