Why do we often submit our students to long, dull, (dare I say, torturous) poetry units that they hate? Why not make poetry as fun and exciting as it has the potential to be?
This unit does just that! Inside this .pdf file you will find 11 elements of poetry lesson plans and activities plus a pre and post test. Each lesson comes with everything you need (from links to Google Slides Presentations to note sheets to assignments to answer keys and rubrics) to make your class's poetry study appealing to middle school students! These products can be used both in the classroom and digitally via Easel or Google Slides!
Through humorous examples and creative projects, students are engaged as they learn numerous poetic elements and devices. I've also included enough of the "classical" poetry teaching style to expose your students to the full spectrum of poetry.
Download the free preview to see a sample Slides presentation, lesson outline and activities.
Lesson 1: Poetry 101 - Strategies for Reading Poetry
Lesson 2: Topic and Theme in Poetry
Lesson 3: Analyzing Imagery in Poetry
Lesson 4: Similes and Metaphors in Poetry
Lesson 5: Extended Metaphors in Poetry
Lesson 6: Personification in Poetry
Lesson 7: Alliteration in Poetry (also available as a free download)
Lesson 8: Onomatopoeia in Poetry
Lesson 9: Hyperbole and Idioms in Poetry
Lesson 10: Strategies for Poetry Analysis
Test Review Activity
Final Poetry Test
- General Teacher Guidelines and Instructions
- Lesson outlines with step-by-step teacher instructions (one for each lesson).
- Link to Engaging Google Slides Presentation that will guide you and your students through the lessons and the activities (one for each lesson).
- Teacher Modeling and Guided Practice built into Slides Presentation.
- Class Discussion Points.
- Independent Practice Activities.
- Creative Assignments.
- Answer Keys.
- Grading Rubrics.
- Instructions for accessing Google Slides Presentation
- Instructions for saving Google Slides Presentation as a PowerPoint Presentation.
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