Comparing Poetry, Drama, and Prose {CCSS RL.4.5}

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With Poetry, Plays, and Prose {A Literature Study} your students will work in cooperative learning groups to determine and compare the differences and similarities of poetry, plays, and prose.

This literature study is discovery based and gives your students a chance to become their own experts as you, the teacher, take on the role of facilitator. Students study authentic text examples of prose, poetry, and plays, provided by the teacher, to discover what structure and elements are specific to that type of writing.
Students participate in 4 literature investigations:
→ What is Prose?
→ What is Poetry?
→ Elements of Poetry
→ What are Plays?

Assessment - After students have discovered what elements make a piece of writing prose, poetry, or a play, they work together to complete a 3-part Venn diagram comparing and contrasting these three types of writing.

In the next session, students use their Venn diagram to independently write a 4 paragraph compare and contrast essay. Guidelines and a scoring rubric are included as part of this resource.
As an art integration piece, in the last sessions, students apply their new knowledge of poetry, prose, and plays to turn one of four well-known fables into prose, a poem, or a play. Provided in this resource are project guidelines, newspaper template, and script template.

Detailed lesson plans, student investigation sheets, teacher information sheets, and project guidelines are provided for all 6 investigations and activities!

★★Authentic examples of poetry, prose, and plays are collected by the teacher. This saves on printing and puts real books and examples in the hands of your students.

*** Please Note*** This is NOT a poetry unit. It is a literature study to discover the differences between prose, poetry, and plays to support CCSS RL.4.5. Types of poetry are not taught in this unit.
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**This product is the work of T.Danley of Literacy Loves Company. It is intended to support the implementation of the CCSS. No approval by, nor association with, the creators of the CCSS is intended or implied.

"The Common Core Standards were written and developed by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved."

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