This lesson on an amusing, short poem is a great choice to teach tone and poetry writing to students. It is also a fun poem to use to teach students that poetry can be about everyday, real-life events. The imitation poem exercise is also a big hit with students of all levels and it reinforces the idea that poetry can be fun.
The lesson includes questions to discuss the poem and teach students how to identify a poem's tone.
The imitation exercise encourages creativity and teaches students about satire and humorous writing.
The lesson requires minimal prep on the part of the teacher, and all steps are thoroughly scripted and explained.
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