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Students will complete a close reading of Ted Kooser’s poem, Abandoned Farmhouse.  Students will use their knowledge about the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl to determine the setting and characters in the poem. After analyzing the author’s style, use of figurative language, and structure of the poem, students will write an ORIGINAL POEM in the spirit of Abandoned Farmhouse by using the same syntax.  Using the original poem and a template as a guide, students will compose a poem that reveals who they are through the voice of important objects in their homes.
Subject:
English Language Arts, Reading Literature, Guidance, American History
Level:
Middle School
Material Type:
Curriculum, Formative Assessment, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Reading
Time Required:
Multiday
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Date Added:
08/13/2021
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English

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