Looking for an engaging poetry lesson that will get your students thinking critically and having fun at the same time?
William Carlos William’s poem “This is Just to Say” is a deceptively simple poem about the everyday experience of taking the last delicacy from the fridge. It’s also a poem about family relationships, communication, guilt, and family life. It’s also a great poem to easily and quickly teach tone, diction, and structure.
The creative writing prompt included will get students to understand satire and humor by writing it themselves. Your students will be surprised at how much fun it is to write poetry.
Fulfill common core requirements while tricking your students into thinking that they aren’t doing real “work.”
The lesson requires minimal prep on your part teacher, and all steps are thoroughly scripted and explained.
Help your students discover a love for poetry with this proven lesson.