Teachers this is just for you!!! Links to information, lesson plans and step-by-step guides about odes all in the same place! Don’t say I never give you anything! : )
Since I get on average a whopping THIRTEEN people a day average coming by this blog in the hope that I tell them how to write an ode (I know, weird – I think I owe it to Crampon’s Nads if you recall), I’ve decided to take the bull by the horns and provide some links for you lovely surfing teachers:
Fantastic lesson plan about the ode “To Autumn” by John Keats
An analysis of Keats’ “Ode To A Nightingale” with other information, vocabulary and questions for discussion.
Some information on the different types of Ode
How To Write An Ode (Yahoo answers, includes more links)
How to Write An Ode (excellent eHow Guide)
How To Write An Ode (By Poetry Feast)
Some interesting history on Odes
Don’t forget: I used to be a teacher myself, teaching English Language and Literature to nartive speakers (including creative writing) and also English as a Foreign Language, so I’m always interested in what teachers out there have to say. If you have any questions or tips for other teachers, let us know – email me on bang2write”at”aol”dot”com.
Fill your boots with Ode links my friend and if you have any more good ones, please let me know and I will add them to this post.