STUDENT TEACHING LESSON PLAN OUTLINEI will give out the
Characteristics of Romanticism
(NCTE, 2008). We will then discussthe qualities and characteristics of the Romantic era of literature and the poets who wroteduring this period. I will have students discuss the five characteristics of Romanticismlisted on the hand-out and will have volunteers to explain in their own words the maintenets of Romanticism (Wright, 2010). As a final introductory question on Romanticism,I will ask the class for an open-ended response on whether they believe Romanticliterature is still significant to society today (Wright, 2010). I will call on students for responses to this question, and will then ask why they feel the way they do about theimportance or significance of Romanticism.
Lesson Development: I will read aloud a quoted phrase from William Wordsworth¶s
Introduction´ to Samuel Coleridge¶s
the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings´ (Wright, 2010) and will ask for responses about how this quote relatesto the characteristics of Romantic literature that we just discussed. I will then introduceColeridge¶s
as the first work in the Romantic era of literature and itsimportance to Romanticism as a whole (Wright, 2010).
I will give out Wordsworth¶s famous Romantic poem
The World is Too Much with Us´and have a student volunteer to read it out loud to the class (Wright, 2010). I will then goline through line through the poem and ask for the meaning of each line from differentstudents.
Closure: Finally, I will give students 15 minutes to write a formal five-paragraph essayon Wordsworth¶s
The World is Too Much with Us´ and how Wordsworth exhibits thecharacteristics of a Romantic poet using specific examples from the poem.