Standard 1: Reading Prose and Poetry

General Information
Number: ELA.12.R.1
Title: Reading Prose and Poetry
Type: Standard
Subject: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 12
Strand: Reading

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Access Points

ELA.12.R.1.AP.1a
Analyze how key elements increase understanding of literary text and/or style.
ELA.12.R.1.AP.1b
Compare and contrast how the key elements impact the functional significance in interpreting the literary text.
ELA.12.R.1.AP.2a
Distinguish two or more themes throughout a literary text.
ELA.12.R.1.AP.2b
Show the development of two or more themes throughout a literary text.
ELA.12.R.1.AP.3
Show the development of character perspective, including conflicting perspectives.
ELA.12.R.1.AP.4
Analyze the connection between works of major poets and their historical context.

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Emily Dickinson: Poet Extraordinaire of Language, Time, and Space: Part 2:

This is part two in a series of three exploring and analyzing Emily Dickinson's style. In part two, students will use the historical and literary research conducted in part one and they will read and analyze a variety of her letters written during the Romantic Period. Students will use their analysis of the letters as sources for the summative assessment, a letter to the editor written in response to one or several of Dickinson's letters or topics.

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Emily Dickinson: Poet Extraordinaire of Language, Time, and Space: Part 1:

This lesson is part one in a series of three lessons analyzing the language of Emily Dickinson, researching the Romantic Period, and comparing her works to her contemporaries. In part one of this lesson series, students will work in small groups to analyze the language of Emily Dickinson's poems, they will research the literary period of The Romantic Period, and they will create a re-envisioned poem using information gleaned from their small group discussions, research, and whole group discussions.

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Dealing with Grief: A Comparison of Tone and Theme:

In this four-part lesson series, students will delve into the topic of grief through analysis of poetic devices, form, and point of view in poems by Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Students will connect theme to the poets’ viewpoints on the emotions, or the lack thereof, that one experiences during times of pain and loss. Students will read the poems multiple times to seek layers of meaning and write an in-depth analysis.

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Emily Dickinson: Poet Extraordinaire of Language, Time, and Space Part 3:

This is the culminating lesson in a three-part series exploring and analyzing Emily Dickinson's style. In part one, students conducted historical and literary research on the Romantic Period, in part two, students used historical and literary research as they read and analyzed a variety of Dickinson’s letters written during the Romantic Period. In this lesson, students will investigate primary and secondary documents on movements that influenced Dickinson and will create a literary reference kit to share with the class - a collection of materials that are representative of the period.

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