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Close Reading Unit: "The New Colossus"

The New Colossus close reading unit.


  • Drawing Inferences about the Subject of a Poem

    In this lesson, you will learn how to draw inferences about the subject of a poem by connecting descriptive words and phrases from the poem with prior knowledge to envision the subject of the text.

  • Contrasting Subjects

    In this lesson, you will learn how to contrast two subjects by using specific words to visualize each subject and consider how each image is different.

  • Analyzing How Structure Contributes to Text Meaning

    In this lesson you will learn how to analyze how a stanza fits into the overall structure of the text by comparing it to other stanzas and considering the impact of its shift in viewpoint.

  • How an Author Develops Point of View

    In this lesson, you will learn how an author develops his/her point of view by analyzing how an author uses figurative language and structure to communicate his/her point of view.