Anticipatory set: Students will list words that come to mind when they hear the word “romantic.” I will dispel this notion of romance and offer new contextualization for Romanticism.
Mini lesson: Students will review elements of Romanticism (handout). Afterwards, students will accurately identify key components of Romanticism in “The Poison Tree” by William Blake.
Anticipatory set: Students will respond to the following question: “What is the logical opposite of
Mini Lesson: Students will review the Romantic Philosophy of William Blake, filling in a graphic organizer.
Guided Practice: Students will analyze poetic devices typical to the both William Blake and Romanticism in “The Chimney Sweeper (Innocence)” and “The Chimney Sweeper (Experience)”. Students will accurately explain and identify elements of Romanticism and Blake’s philosophy, responding to short answer questions, interrogating the text to support their assertions using the "3C" method: claim, cite, connect.
Anticipatory Set: Students will list elements that should be included when writing like William Blake about innocence and experience.
Set up of task: Students will unpack the task sheet and rubric.
Guided practice: Students will write one poem of “innocence” and one poem of “experience,” employing poetic devices typical to the both William Blake and Romanticism.
Students will sit in a circle and share their poems. After each students reads his or her poems (one for Innocence, one for Experience), the other students will provide constructive criticism to their fellow classmates using the praise and polish graphic organizer, annotations, and verbal feedback.