This activity is an excellent activity that will challenge your students to read selected poetry, identify the conflict, and then illustrate and write about it in a creative way. It makes a great bulletin board as well.
-Project Information (printable for students)
-High Exemplar (Sample of student project for your students to discuss)
-A list of suggested poems for you to use.
You could use this with any poem that features a conflict, but these are the ones I use…
The Road Not Taken (Frost)
-On The Subway (Sharon Olds)
-The Voice (Shel Silverstein)
-Theme for English B (Langston Hughes)
-The Cube and I (Jarrod Wakefield)
-Wreck of the Hesperus (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
-Because I Could Not Stop for Death (Dickinson)
-The Cremation of Sam McGee (Robert Service)
-The Highwayman (Alfred Noyes)
- I Never Said I Wasn’t Difficult (Melissa Ramey)
-Annabel Lee (Edgar Allan Poe)
-The Bridgegroom (Alexander Pushkin)
** I also selected some creepy poetry from Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep by Jack Prelutsky.
I hope this works as well for you as it does for me.