This Doodle and Do resource is all about Emily Dickinson! First, students read an informational text about Emily Dickinson. While reading, they’ll answer questions and create doodles in response to the passage directly in the text! Then, they’ll take their doodling a step further and respond to the nonfiction passage in a doodle notes template. Once students have learned about Dickinson, they’ll complete an interactive poetry flip book as they analyze her poem, “A Bird, came down the walk.”
Designed with doodling, interaction, and creativity in mind, this resource makes studying about Emily Dickinson and analyzing poetry so much fun!
While reading the nonfiction passage about Dickinson, students learn about her early life, writing, style, accomplishments, education and her older years. In the article, students will respond to questions and DOODLE directly in the text. This makes the reading incredibly engaging! Then, they’ll complete a Doodle Notes page to show their understanding of the informational text. Next, students will analyze the poem “A Bird, came down the walk.” They’ll participate in repeated readings of the poem as their analysis of the poem becomes more and more complex. They’ll use their understanding of the poet as a basis for aspects of their analysis. Students will record their poem interpretations in an interactive flip book.
It’s fun, educational, and a perfect way to study poetry in the classroom!
This fun resource is part of a bundle of 4 Poet and Poem Studies!
You’ll find doodle articles, doodle notes, and poetry analysis flip books for Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes in the bundle! Check it out HERE!
• This resource is designed to help students learn about Emily Dickinson, and then analyze one of her poems.
• Students will read a nonfiction passage about Dickinson. The article is an incredibly unique DOODLE ARTICLE. While reading the doodle article, they’ll answer questions and sketch doodles directly in the passage
to show their understanding of the text.
• Then, students will fill in a Doodle Notes page to creatively respond to the text about Dickinson. Students will practice skills in sequencing, connecting to the text, questioning, evaluating, and synthesizing as they complete the Doodle Notes page.
• After building background information on the poet, students will analyze the poem “A Bird, came down the walk.”
• The poem is accompanied by a five-page interactive flip book. Students will complete repeated readings of the poem to develop deep interpretation and comprehension.
• Added Bonus:
As part of the Doodle Article about Emily Dickinson, students will color and cut out a quote card with an inspirational quote from Dickinson. The card is designed to be folded so that it can stand up on students’ desks or be displayed in the classroom.
Skills developed with this resource:
• Close reading of a nonfiction text
• Active reading and response strategies: sequencing, connecting, questioning, evaluating, and synthesizing
• Poetry analysis including interpretation of what the poem says explicitly and implicitly
• Identifying and analyzing critical elements of poetry including sequencing, theme, figurative language, simile, and metaphor
Common Core State Standards:
• RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.10
• RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.5, Rl.6, RL.10
• W.9, W.10
• L.1, L.3, L.4, L.5, L.6
• SL.1, SL.6
This resource includes 3 engaging learning activities:
Students will learn about Emily Dickinson as they read a nonfiction passage about the poet. The passage is interactive. As students read, they’ll show their understanding of the text by answering questions, making connections, and evaluating the text. Students will showcase their learning through doodles and sketches. This makes the passage extremely engaging and meaningful. In addition, students will create a quote card with a quote from Dickinson.
Doodle Notes Response:
After students read the passage about Emily Dickinson, they’ll complete a doodle notes response page. Students will fill in the doodle page with information from the passage including Dickinson’s legacy, education, influences, significant life events, and so on. The visual nature of the doodle notes response makes the poet study super fun.
Poetry Analysis Flip Book:
Once students have built background information about Emily Dickinson, they’ll analyze the poem “A Bird, came down the walk.” Students will participate in repeated readings of the poem to deepen their analysis. The poetry analysis is made hands-on and interactive with a flip book.
This Doodle and Do Resource includes:
• Poet Study and Poetry Analysis – Detailed Resource Overview (for teacher)
• Flip Book Assembly Directions
• Detailed Lesson Plans – Reading and Responding to the Doodle Article, Doodle Response, and Poetry Analysis (4 pages)
• Informational Text about Emily Dickinson – Doodle Article (3 pages)
• Inspirational Quote Card
• Doodle Notes – response to article
• “A Bird, came down the walk”
• Analysis Flip Book – Sequencing, Theme, Figurative Language, Analysis
• Teacher Keys (poetry analysis)
Other Poet and Poem Studies:
Doodle and Do!
• Bundle of 4 Poet and Poem Studies!
• Maya Angelou
• Langston Hughes
• Robert Frost
Other Doodle and Do Resources…
Doodle and Do Reading Skills bundle!
- Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, Fact & Opinion, Sequencing, and Summarizing
5 Nonfiction Text Structure Mini-Units
- Problem/Solution, Compare and Contrast, Descriptive, Chronological Order, and Cause and Effect
How to Study for a Test
Doodle Notes and 5 Learning Stations
Writing Responses with Text-Based Evidence
Doodle Notes and 5 Learning Stations
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