This is a way to teach students a little about poetry without overwhelming them. This unit is centered around the movie, Dead Poet's Society. Students study the poems and quotes from the movie, learn to write some poetry of their own by imitation and complete the unit by creating their own poetry booklet (with their written works and works of other poets they enjoy)
Included in this unit:
An outline of the unit
Dead Poets Society booklet (This Word document is meant to be put into PDF format and printed in "booklet format) The booklet contains directions on the front, poems and quotes from the movie, a grid for taking notes on poetic devices and directions for their personal poetry booklet assignment.
Poetry imitation writing assignment (to be projected in front of the class)
Poetry carousel activity (directions for activity, poems and worksheets)
Personal Poetry Booklet Rubric