The picture book, Emily by Michael Bedard, is a great addition to a poetry unit for upper elementary students. Emily shares information about the life of Emily Dickinson, but it is written in a style that reinforces poetry skills.
This resource includes activities to enhance information about Emily Dickinson’s real story as well as help students think more deeply about poetry and poetic language. You may not have time to complete every activity included in this product; pick and choose a few that work for your group.
Common Core Standards (4th grade)
Vocabulary (teacher notes included)
Find Figures of Speech (teacher notes included)
Fact v. Fiction, search information about Emily Dickinson's life and compare it to the book (teacher notes included)
Define Poetry (teacher notes included)
Prediction Handout (teacher notes included)
Analyze the Dickinson Poem from the story (teacher notes included)
Compare/Contrast Emily to a Flower (teacher notes included)
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I use this mentor text as a supplement to my poetry unit. To see my poetry unit, CLICK HERE
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Emily Dickinson, poetry, figures of speech, poetic devices