Author:
Katlyn Powers
Subject:
Literature, English Language Arts, Reading Literature
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Module
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • Clint Smith
  • Extended Metaphor
  • Metaphor
  • NE ELA
  • Poetic Device
  • Poetic Devices
  • Poetry
  • Poetry Analysis
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Graphics/Photos, Interactive, Text/HTML, Video

    Education Standards

    "Something You Should Know" Hyperdoc

    "Something You Should Know" Hyperdoc

    Overview

    Overview

    This remote hyperdoc activity was created by Katlyn Powers on July 26, 2020. The attached hyperdoc & lesson plan is designed for high school ELA students. Students will analyze and evaluate the elements of Smith's poem, build background knowledge to clarify and deepen understanding of metaphors, and use relevant evidence from a variety of sources to assist in analysis and reflection of Smith's poem. This lesson plan addresses the following NDE standards: NE.LA 10.1.5.C, NE.LA 10.1.5.D, NE.LA 10.1.6.C, NE.LA 10.1.6.I, NE.LA 10.1.6.M, NE.LA 10.2.2.B

    This hyperdoc will take students approximately 90 minutes to complete.

    Hyperdoc Activity

    Lesson Plan for "Something You Should Know" Hyperdoc

    1. Students will begin at the top of the hyperdoc. They will read the introductory information and navigate to the links related to the author (Clint Smith). 
    2. After establishing preliminary background information about the poet, students will complete a warmup activity. They will list as many words as possible related to hermit crabs in the far right box. It might be helpful to review connotations before assigning this hyperdoc.  
    3. Next, students will watch a video and investigate a website to review metaphors and develop background information about extended metaphors. They will summarize and apply their learning by answering some questions. 
    4. Students will then do a first reading of the poem and jot down anything that they noticed, wondered, or thought (especially regarding the metaphors). 
    5. Students will answer poem-related questions to deepen their understanding. 
    6. Students will also try crafting their own extended metaphor using Smith's poem as a mentor text.
    7. Finally, students will construct an argumentative paragraph that explains why Smith uses his extended metaphor. They will need to use textual evidence to support their claim. 

    Make a copy of the attached hyperdoc to analyze Clint Smith's poem "Something You Should Know." Pay particular attention to how Smith uses extended metaphors to craft his message. Detailed instructions are included in the hyperdoc.