This includes:1) The PDF of the poem Thumbprint by Eve Merriam. This poem is an extended metaphor poem, it is 1 stanza long, but 20 lines. It is comparing the poet's fingerprint to the uniqueness of her life and the how her own unique qualities are what him/her have a special impact on the world.2)
This PowerPoint Presentation will take you through the steps of teaching students how to recognize extended metaphors in poetry and text and analyze what the author is saying by comparing two things throughout.
Extend your students' understanding of metaphors with this no-prep, print & go extended metaphor lesson. With ample examples of extended metaphors and a fun, creative activity, this will be a great addition to your poetry unit. With a fun and engaging Google Slides Presentation, middle school s
Driving Question:How can you extend a metaphor?Description:This project really gets students excited about reading and writing poetry and they learn about figurative language and features of poetry at the same time. The project starts with the detailed analysis and annotation of an extended metapho
Students love talking about this poem.This worksheet covers: -extended metaphor (many questions are about how Dickinson extends the metaphor) -theme -tone -symbols -words in context -why the poem is so well-loved Many questions ask students to use evidence from the text to support their responses.Te
This product includes William Shakespeare's famous "Seven Ages of Man" poem from his play "As You Like It". In this product the poem, which includes room for annotations, questions to go with the poem, vocabulary related to the poem, and a 2-3 day project where students use Shakespeare's structure t
PERSONIFICATION AND EXTENDED METAPHOR: HIGH SCHOOL POETRY LESSON AND CREATIVE WRITING uses Naomi Shihab Nye's poem "How do I Know When a Poem is Finished?" to teach the concepts of personification and extended metaphor. The lesson contains definitions, a link to the poem, questions to consider while
This lesson includes a handout and Google Slides to explore the poems "Chess" by Rosario Castellanos and "Advice to a Discarded Lover" by Fleur Adcock.Aligned to the following skills and standards from the AP literature CED:6.B Identify and explain the function of a metaphor.FIG-1.R Metaphorical com
This is a package deal: two contemporary poems by Stevie Smith focusing on powerful use of extended metaphor and thoughtful stanza breaks in contemporary poetry. This two-for-one activity set packs quite a punch, in allowing students a new perspective on creative writing along with formal grammar pr
Make metaphors come alive with these "Mother to Son" poem activities (part of my Langston Hughes Poem Activities Bundle)! This poetry analysis resource includes a graphic organizer to walk students through the rich figurative language in Hughes' highly relatable poem and help them analyze extended m
This poetry study asks students to identify personification, alliteration, metaphors and symbolism in Tupac Shakur's poem, "The Rose that Grew from Concrete." Also, students must identify the speaker, the audience, and the purpose of the poem as well as provide connections. The first page of this
Middle school teachers, I feel your pain. Teaching energetic students with short attention spans is no easy feat, but this engaging multimedia unit makes teaching a whole lot easier. Students learn poetry concepts through hip-hop, commercials, television shows, movies, and other pop culture medium
Make a study of poetry compelling and relevant to your students’ lives.In the film Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams famously delivers portions of Walt Whitman’s beloved “O Captain! My Captain!” poem. This funeral dirge serves as a compelling extended metaphor for the assassination of President Abr
Use William Shakespeare’s famous “All the World’s a Stage” monologue from As You Like It as a stand-alone lesson on extended metaphor. This 45-minute lesson begins with a close reading of the poem on a handout designed with wide margins for students to record their mental interactions with the text.
You'll love teaching this delightful poem! This lesson guides students through a detailed analysis of Emily Dickinson's poem "Hope Is the Thing With Feathers." After analyzing it, students can then write their own poem of hope or a poem about an abstract noun.Both digital and print versions here,
If you are looking for an activity that captivates students during the Holocaust or Poetry, this is the one for you. This lesson focuses on students creativity and comprehension skills.
Students will read the poem "Never Saw Another Butterfly" and will answer questions about the reading. After c
Make your poetry unit shine with the Digital Poetry Escape Room for use with Google Drive!There is no wonder why escape rooms are so popular; they are highly engaging and encourage people to think creatively in order to solve different puzzles... all while trying to beat the clock! Now, you can faci
This bundle of materials allows students to first read and analyze poetry, and then write their own poetry in the same style or on the same topic. All of the writing prompts are structured for all those students who say, "I can't write poetry!" A great resource for struggling readers/writers. To see
Engage your middle school students in American poems of the Harlem Renaissance that resonates with current events. This poetry unit is based on the TPCASTT poetry analysis model: Title, Paraphrase, Connotations, Attitude (tone), Shift, Title revisited, and Theme. The lessons use guided close reading
Picture Book Poetry: Introduction to Metaphor gives young students a familiar introduction to metaphor and similes through picture books they already know and love.
This product includes lesson plan ideas using picture books, discussion prompts for the teacher for three books, individual practice p
BEST SELLING PRODUCT! Ready to inspire your students? This is an amazing 4 week poetry unit. After 20 years of teaching poetry, I have complied the best 14 sessions I have collected from w/shops, professional development, and years of research. The unit is broken into 4 parts (bends). 1) Immersion
This guided close reading lesson for “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes is based on the TPCASTT poetry analysis lesson model. As you lead the discussion with a slideshow presentation, students take notes on a poetry analysis graphic organizer in their interactive notebooks.Product Features♦ Poetry a