Big Idea:Words can have more than one meaning depending upon how they are used in sentences. We will define and illustrate metaphor phrases to show the different visual images the words create for readers.
Big Idea:Understanding the background on the poet can help us have a better understanding of his works. What we learn about Ernest Thayer and history facts of the time helps us to understand why the poem became so famous so quickly.
Big Idea:In sports one team always wins and one team always loses - Life is like that, too. It's the lessons we learn from both the wins and losses that creates the character we build through our life journeys.
Big Idea:Poets use fewer words so each word needs to be chosen carefully because it has a purpose for the readers. We will create a story line from the events in each stanza of this poem to learn the reactions and the outcome.