Use these writing prompts to give students practice reading and analyzing poems quickly. Each handout requires students to provide theme topics, theme statements, and text support for their responses.
There are four poems and poetry analysis prompts that are perfect for the Halloween or autumn season. If desired, use the varying difficulty of the poems to differentiate for student abilities and needs.
Poems included follow:
Theme in Yellow by Carl Sandburg
The Apparition by John Donne
Haunted Houses by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Two Ghosts Converse by Emily Dickinson
Instructions for using the bell ringers and sample keys for each poem are provided in the resource. Furthermore, several suggestions are provided for using these handouts as other activities.
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Poetry Terms Trashketball Game
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Poetry Bell Ringers for the Winter Season
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Digital Argument Writing Prompts Bundle