The following pdf contains a word wall, a powerpoint that can be used while teaching the unit, and various pages which can be put into a booklet for students at teacher's discretion. There are 102 pages to this file. The teacher will have an assortment of group activities, warm-ups, templates, definitions, and meaningful poetry samples to choose from.
1. Students are asked to analyze a variety of poems using a poetry analysis strategy. After each poem, the analysis is to be done. Meaningful poems are given such as "Kindness" by Nye, "If" by Kipling, "Hope" by Dickinson, and "Sonnet Seventeen" by Neruda.
2. Students are to write their own poems in various formats such as a limerick and a ballad. They also are given template for adaptations of other poems to experiment with language.
3. Students are given poetic terminology and poetic forms with definitions and examples. Words that are included are rhythm, rhyme scheme, repetition, internal rhyme, end rhyme, iambic pentameter, limerick, haiku, free verse, lyric poem, ballad poem, personification, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, oxymoron, couplet, and allusion.
4. A poetry bingo game is given at the end. An optional jeopardy game is also started. The teacher may use their own questions for this based on the test they use.
5. Words are given at the end for a possible word wall.