How to Read a Poem Like a Pro: The Essential Guide

How to Read a Poem Like a Pro: The Essential Guide
How to Read a Poem Like a Pro: The Essential Guide
How to Read a Poem Like a Pro: The Essential Guide
How to Read a Poem Like a Pro: The Essential Guide
How to Read a Poem Like a Pro: The Essential Guide
How to Read a Poem Like a Pro: The Essential Guide
How to Read a Poem Like a Pro: The Essential Guide
How to Read a Poem Like a Pro: The Essential Guide
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This Essential Guide presents a step-by-step method to reading poetry that will help make every one of your students a competent & confident poetry reader. Ultra-modern & visually stimulating, the powerful presentation is bursting with images & colour designed to show and reinforce poetry reading strategies & poetic concepts. A 1-page poetry reading guide handout is also included for students to use as reference.

What makes this guide ‘essential’? Fundamental components are covered, including:

• poetic devices: figurative language, sound devices, rhyme, tone

• language & diction, including denotation, connotation, syntax

• patterns & motifs

PLUS: an annotation system is presented; a brief overview of meter is included; and a detailed reference handout is provided. AND it’s packed with interactive examples, giving students essential opportunities to explore & practice new concepts.

This resource has 2 parts:

• Poetry Reading Guide Presentation: this interactive 31-page presentation offers an 11-step method to reading poetry in a 4-move framework that’s easy to retain. Move 1 covers pre-reading strategies; Move 2 deals with what to look for on a first reading; Move 3 delves into close reading strategies; and Move 4 is the final reflective step. Each of the 11 steps includes guiding questions or prompts designed to make every reader a competent & confident poetry enthusiast. The resource is interactive with plenty of engaging opportunities for students to practice & refine their poetry reading skills. Examples are from Walt Whitman and other American poets.

• Poetry Reading Guide Handout: a 1-page reading guide handout for students to use and keep as they delve into their poetic readings. The guide is designed according to the 4-move framework outlined in the presentation so students should be able to easily manoeuvre through all types of poetry.

In all:

• Poetry Reading Guide Presentation: a 31-page clickable pdf file

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Poetry Reading Guide Handout: a 1 page pdf file

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