# Transcendentalism & “Walden” by Thoreau.   Grab a copy of the transcendentalism notes handout & a copy of Thoreau’s “Walden.”  Read the first paragraph.

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Transcendentalism & “Walden” by Thoreau

  Grab a copy of the transcendentalism notes handout & a copy of Thoreau’s “Walden.”  Read the first paragraph of Thoreau’s “Walden,” & annotate one line from “Walden” by underlining it & numbering it the number of the transcendental element (AKA: If the third sentence seems like transcendental element #4 then underline it & mark a “4” beside it). ( Do your best; if you struggle, remember that we will discuss this) Bell Work – 4 mins.

  Students will read “Walden” & annotate & discuss Thoreau’s inclusion of transcendental style.  Standard: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Target:

  We will share your bell work finds.  We will read on & annotate as we read as a class.  We will share annotations & repeat.  You will then read on your own a portion of the text, & we’ll come together to share your findings by the end. Agenda:

  What elements were found?  What priorities in life do you think are important to Thoreau? Bell Work – Let’s Hear It

  We’ll read to ________ (popcorn style).  As we read, actively annotate. I challenge you to find one annotation each paragraph.  We’ll stop periodically to explain the narrative & share findings, so be on your toes & keep up. Let’s Read On!