Poetry is an excellent genre to teach students reading comprehension skills. In this lesson, students will learn how to apply the reading skill personification in a poem entitled The Happy Weeping Willow Tree. Because this is a cooperative learning lesson, it is in Power Point style
I constructed 12 questions that require students to apply personification and other skills such as critical thinking.
I have included a lesson plan, answer key, and poetic summary for your convenience.
With You In Mind,
Renee Coates-Smith, M.Ed.
Poem: Written by Renee Coates-Smith, M.Ed., while sitting on my deck observing a weeping willow tree move to the sound of the wind
The weeping willow tree photos were taken by me.
Clipart Credit: Mycutegraphics.com