Who said that poetry is boring? The activities and poems in this packet are all student-tested and approved. The selected poems are ones that will challenge your students to think as well as entertaining them! This packet is 107 pages…all of which have been successful with my students. The packet has all the poems and activities for you in one spot. So there is no need for you to gather any other materials. Enjoy!
The 107 page packet includes:
-Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost (student printable) skill focus- symbolism, theme, metaphor, author’s purpose
-A Poison Tree by William Blake (student printable) skill focus- theme, tone, mood
-Abandoned Farmhouse by Ted Kooser (student printable) skill focus- tone, mood, theme, simile
-Friends In the Klan by Marilyn Nelson (student printable) skill focus- theme, common theme, tone, mood
-Junkyards by Julian Lee Rayford (student printable) skill focus- author’s viewpoint, proving a theme, tone, mood
-The Wreck of the Hesperus by William Wordsworth Activity Packet (student printable) skill focus-conflict in literature, character motivation, narrative poems, comprehension, characterization, theme, investigating characters
Hesperus Packet includes author background transparency and 3 project ideas; projects come with student printables and grading rubrics “Top Secret Mood Activity” is a big hit with the students! It contains so many activities to do with the poem, including video links.
-The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost (student printable) skill focus-tone and mood
-The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service Activity Packet (student printable) skill focus/content- The Klondike Gold Rush, The Yukon Territory, Author Background, The Northern Lights, ballad, rhyme scheme. This packet includes printables, student quiz, answer key, projects, grading rubrics, video links, and more
-Ogden Nash Teaching Packet(The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus, Little Thomas, Adventures of Isabel, The Tale of Custard the Dragon, Animal Poetry Selections: packet includes author background transparency, Nashified poetry writing activity (includes all printables and grading rubrics: looks great on bulletin board!, 4 cooperative learning writing activities
-The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes Activity Packet- : packet includes author background transparency, pre-reading discussion questions, project options- all of which include student printables and grading rubrics, video links
-Overhead Transparencies- (All of which contain graphics and information found on student printables) transparencies can also be used as student printables and/or anchor charts
Transparency Topics-Character Traits, Identifying Character Traits- Direct and Indirect Characterization, DSTFL character traits, Plot (2), Theme In Literature, Common Themes In Literature, Author’s Purpose, Tone and Mood, Tone Versus Mood, Schema, Author’s Viewpoint, Inferences, Flashback, Foreshadowing, Setting, Metaphor, Simile,