How to Teach Poetry Analysis - Tips, Tricks, & Sample Lesson

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Intimidated by teaching students how to analyze poems? Well, you’re not alone! Poetry analysis can be overwhelming and daunting. However, I’m sharing a few tips and tricks for poetry analysis in this video that will make teaching and learning about poetry a lot easier.

In this video, I’ll also take you through the analysis of the poem “Spring Storm” by Jim Wayne Miller. I discuss each phase of the analysis process so that you can easily teach a poetry analysis lesson in your own classroom. You’ll even find the engaging flip book that students create for analyzing “Spring Storm” in this download!

By the end of this video you’ll be armed with tips, tricks, and even a lesson for analyzing poetry. And the best part? You’ll see that teaching and learning about poetry is a ton of fun!

The supporting document for this video includes:
• Video Note Taking Guide (with additional tips and tricks)
• Listing of Favorite Poems for the Upper Elementary or Middle School Classroom
• Sample Poetry Analysis Flip Book:
--- Reading 1: Poem Overview
--- Reading 2: Word Choice
--- Reading 3: Figurative Language
--- Reading 4: Analysis

Looking for turn-key poetry resources? Check out these favorites:

20 Poetry Analysis Flip Books

Poetry Writing Unit

Emily Dickinson Study and Poetry Analysis

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