Time for Leisure: Part Two


Resource ID#: 191351 Primary Type: Original Student Tutorial

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Subject(s): English Language Arts, English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 55 Minute(s)
Keywords: English Language Arts, English, Language Arts, theme, determining a theme, universal theme, thematic statement, topics of a poem, poetry, poem, central message, topic vs theme, leisure, busyness, nature, priorities, Amy Lowell, "Leisure", what a theme is, what a theme isn't, compare and contrast themes, A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass, W. H. Davies, William Henry Davies, Songs of Joy and Others, celebration of nature, Welsh poet, female poet, interactive, e-learning, e learning, female author, tutorials
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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