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lesson 1
1 hour

Annotation, Analysis, and Central Idea


In this first lesson of the unit and module, students begin their unit-long exploration of the dialogue between Christopher Marlowe, author of the pastoral poem, “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” and Sir Walter Raleigh and William Carlos Williams, two poets who wrote responses to Marlowe’s poem. In this lesson, students read the first two stanzas of Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” in which a shepherd invites his love to come live with him in the beautiful countryside. Students listen to a masterful reading of the poem in its entirety, and review and practice their annotation skills. Students then analyze the title and first two stanzas of the poem, considering how Marlowe introduces a central idea of his poem.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.


From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 1, Lesson 1. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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