Make every day feel as magical as a snow day in your secondary ELA classroom with Winter Poetry Analysis! Winter Poetry Analysis includes four classic winter poems, analysis guidelines, lesson plans, a full answer key, and a culminating snowflake project that can hang in your classroom all winter!
- Four classic poems:
- "Winter Trees" by William Carlos Williams
- "The Cold Earth Slept Below" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
- "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost
- "Blizzard" by William Carlos Williams
- TPCAST analysis worksheets to help students unpack each poem (TPCAST stands for title, paraphrase, connotative, attitude, shifts, and theme analysis).
- Full answer key and picture example of completed snowflake project
- Cloud and snowflake templates
- Instructions for completing a Snowflake Analysis of poetry
- Ideas for implementation
- Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support an analysis.
- Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development.
- Analyze how particular elements of a story interact.
- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they’re used in a text; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetition of sounds on a specific verse or stanza of a poem.
- Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure contributes to its meaning.
Make your classroom feel like a winter wonderland with classic winter poems and snowflake analysis!