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I've read some of Mr. Draeger's poems and they're not very good. The poems in this book, however, are excellent. I highly recommend it.

—William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth loved nature, loved the mountains and loved to walk. He was friends with Samuel Taylor Coleridge and became the Poet Laureate in England in 1843. This book contains some of his most famous and well-known poems.

Details

  • Grade Level: 7-12
  • Pages: 88
  • ISBN: 9798360279822
  • Black and White
  • Dimensions: 5″ x 8″

In addition to Wordsworth’s poems, this volume for students in grades 7-12 includes a “Pre-Flight”, a short introduction about reading poetry, a “Wrap-Up”, a more in depth explanation and discussion of some of the poems, along with “I Like to Walk,” where Mr. Draeger meets a strange man in Downtown San Diego who says he’s William Wordsworth.

Also included are open-ended, Socratic discussion questions to help students think more in depth about the poems, some Wordsworth quotes and a list of some of his other works.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a portrait of Wordsworth and over a dozen memes and posters. There are also some blank memes that your students can fill in with their own text.

Sample Pages

Book Contents

  • Introduction
  • Pre-Flight
  • Selected Poems of William Wordsworth
    • Lines Left Upon a Seat in a Yew Tree
    • Goody Blake and Harry Gill
    • Lines Written at a Small Distance from My House
    • A whirl-blast from behind the hill
      Anecdote for Fathers
    • Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey
    • My heart leaps up when I behold
    • To the Daisy
    • The sun has long been set
    • Ode to Duty
    • I wandered lonely as a Cloud
    • Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
  • Sonnets
    • Composed Upon Westminister Bridge
    • Great Men have been among us
    • London
    • Nuns fret not at their Convent’s narrow room
    • I grieved for Buonaparte
    • The world is too much with us
    • November, 1806
    • Surprized by joy
  • Discussion Questions
  • Wrap Up: After You Read
  • I Like to Walk (A short, creative bio about the Wordsworth)
  • Wordsworth Quotes
  • Additional Reading
  • Create Your Own Memes
  • About Glen Draeger

“The magazine cover is something I never thought would happen to me. For the record, Harry Gill deserves everything that happened to him.”
— Goody Blake

“Goody Blake is a vindictive, evil woman.”
— Harry Gill

This is Literature Disguised as Fun.