This is a poetry analysis and presentation project I do with my students every year when I teach INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN. The novel lends itself well to analysis of figurative language, character development, summary writing, and non-fiction connections - hitting plenty of CCSS in the process!
Included in this unit:
Copy of all of the poems from part II of Inside Out & Back Again. (I included the first four poems from part 3 for larger classes.)
Sheet that lists all of the poems to cut up and draw at random.
Graphic organizer for poetry analysis.
Rubric for scoring presentations.
Note-taking sheet for use during student presentations.
“Open-note” test as a culminating assessment.