Lesson

The Poetry of Walt Whitman with Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe

Lesson Overview

In the novel Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, Miss V’s dog Percy loves hearing poems by Walt Whitman. Students can use the book to learn more about Walt Whitman and his poetry.
 

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

How are some of the themes of Walt Whitman’s poetry reflected in the book Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe?
 

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

6, 7, 8

English Language Arts

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Hackl, Poetry for Kids – Walt Whitman by Karen Karbiener,  Dictionaries (if computers aren't available to reseach definitions), “Walt Whitman Vocabulary” handout, “About Walt Whitman” handout, markers, colored pencils, watercolors
 

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Lesson Created By: SamanthaBell, Jo Watson Hackl