Walt Whitman as a Model Poet: "I Hear My School Singing"

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  • Aug 12 2010 11:10 AM

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In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students use Walt Whitman's list poem "I Hear America Singing" as the inspiration to critically reflect on key figures, memories, and events from their own educational community. They analyze various aspects of their school environment and, using "I Hear America Singing" as a model, they then create list poems that reflect a representation of that community. Finally, they reflect upon those individuals or groups who might have been omitted from their poems.

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: Literature, Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts, Writing Strategies

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