Considering Elegy with Clint Smith and Danez Smith poems


Today’s post is by guest author Charles Ellenbogen, who is in his 27th year of teaching. He teaches high school in Cleveland, Ohio, and has recently published a teaching memoir, This Isn’t the Movies: 25 Years in the Classroom.

This lesson is designed with distance teaching and online learning in mind. Simply share the link with your students, have them make a copy, and they can fill out the Hyperdoc to return back to you.

Click HERE to access the Smith & Smith elegy Hyperdoc. 


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