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Introduction to poetry lesson: define poetry by analyzing professionals' ideas

Introduction to poetry lesson: define poetry by analyzing professionals' ideas
Introduction to poetry lesson: define poetry by analyzing professionals' ideas
Introduction to poetry lesson: define poetry by analyzing professionals' ideas
Introduction to poetry lesson: define poetry by analyzing professionals' ideas
Introduction to poetry lesson: define poetry by analyzing professionals' ideas
Introduction to poetry lesson: define poetry by analyzing professionals' ideas
Introduction to poetry lesson: define poetry by analyzing professionals' ideas
Introduction to poetry lesson: define poetry by analyzing professionals' ideas
Product Description
Get your students thinking critically and creatively about the purpose of poetry with this lesson plan.

Students
- Warm-up with a Mini-BINGO game that reveals prior knowledge and creates student community around key vocabulary words
- Practice using vocabulary terms such as 'prose' and 'aesthetic'
- Investigate how a professional thinks about poetry with a small group, looking at either "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins or "A True Poem" by Lloyd Schwartz
- Participate in a "Battle of the Minds" to articulate the purpose of poetry

Teachers
- Guide critical thinking with careful questions
- Facilitate activities and games with clear, step-by-step instructions
- Model vocabulary-rich and evidence-driven analysis with (1) answers to all prompts and (2) a printable set of analysis questions for before reading, while reading and after reading to guide students' independent efforts to make meaning throughout a poetry unit
- Have the tools to easily differentiate for both the individual and group work
Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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