I have used this activity with both middle and high school students. The students love having choice and I love seeing them reading poetry and writing about it.
"Goldilocks and the Three Poems" - Students will pick a "Just Right", "Too Difficult", and "Too Easy" poem. Then students will investigate all three poems. You could spend 1-3 class periods on this assignment. Don't be fooled by the name, this is a rigorous activity for secondary students only. Use as an introduction to your poetry unit or anytime you need a 1 - 3 day lesson.
This activity addresses the needs of today's students to have choice and be interactive. This activity addresses the needs of today's teachers to challenge students with higher level thinking and analysis skills.
I have used this activity during an evaluation and received fantastic feedback. What's even better is that the STUDENTS are doing all the work.
This activity can be used with your own classroom textbook for convenience. This activity can be used with online text to add that technology piece to your lesson.
This includes printable student directions and two graphic organizers / worksheets.
This activity includes different versions that can be used to differentiate the activity.
This activity is also a GREAT formative assessment!
Looking for more poetry activities? Check out this interactive HANDS ON poetry activity - The CUT APART POEM
Looking for other Secondary English Language Arts materials - Just click on: Teacher's Best
*How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases:
Head on over to the My Purchases page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. I always love getting positive feedback. Additionally the feedback gives you credits to use on your future purchases. A win/win!
*Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and product launches:
Look for the green star near the top of any page within my store and click it to become a follower.