Whether you want to admit or not – college students need help – in more ways than one. No reason to be ashamed…college life is hard! Your first few steps into an independent life, an onslaught of new responsibility smacking you in the face and intimidating decisions constantly being thrown at your feet – yeah, it’s not […]
Canterbury Tales Stereotype Poem: Creating a Modern-day Pilgrim
In this Canterbury Tales assignment, students become a modern-day Chaucer and create a stereotype poem based upon a contemporary figure in society. They must write a poem that describes this modern-day pilgrim, including imagery and rhetorical devices, that reveals a clear tone either approving or disapproving of the figure. After creating the poem, students are asked to write a paragraph explanation of their stereotype poem that includes the effect of their rhetorical devices.
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Get high school students to dig deep into their vocabularies to ditch "very" with 44 words- then students arrange their responses on a connotation continuum to illustrate that synonyms have different connotations. YouTube clip of Dead Poets' Society included.