Reading Whitman Aloud
Poems are meant to be read aloud, so have each student choose a poem to read aloud to others.
Writing in the Style of Whitman
Have students create a new poem in the style of Whitman or how they think Whitman might write.
Design a New Cover for the Book
Have students come up with a new cover design for LEAVES OF GRASS, one which would inspire a reader to purchase it.
Create a Book Tour for Whitman
Have students come up with a book tour itinerary which would help Whitman create a buzz for his poetry book.
The Life and Times of Walt Whitman
Have students do some research about the life of Walt Whitman and then write up a one-page report about the life of this poet.
Reviews for the Back of the Book
Have students write up ten to fifteen short reviews...
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