Lesson plan

Day 3: "The New Colossus"

teaches Common Core State Standards SL.6.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/4
teaches Common Core State Standards L.6.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/6/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/1

Day 3: "The New Colossus"

This lesson focuses on analyzing how an author contrasts two subjects to help a reader infer an idea about the text. This is the third lesson in a five day unit using "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus. Students should also be able to increase the amount of text evidence they are able to include in their answers as each day progresses. By the end of Day 3, students should be able to independently answer the Day 3 focus question: "How does Lazarus contrast The Statue of Liberty with The Colossus of Rhodes?" This lesson will prepare students to find evidence to support the author's point of view about The Statue of Liberty and how she crafts this message. Special Materials: Individual copies of "The New Colossus" for each student, pencils for annotating, images of The Colossus of Rhodes and The Statue of Liberty