Students in grades 6-10 use the high-interest, classic poem "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe to anchor their study of analyzing the way particular elements of a story or drama interact, Common Core Standard RL 3. This two day lesson for grades 6-10 is anchored with an entry task and exit ticket that asks students to evaluate their understanding of the standard. Watch student's learning grow!
Five Days of Lessons!
Day One: Students do a close read "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe, taking gist notes, then analyzing the plot with stanza task cards created by the students. Students fill out the stanza gist cards, then place them on the plot line, discuss it with a partner, then glue them in place for classroom display!
Day Two: Students analyze the impact of plot and setting on character, then reverse it and analyze the impact of character and setting on the plot. Students then analyze the different elements of the poem with a homework analysis sheet.
Day Three: Students begin brainstorming their own "Annabel Lee" style poem using fun graphic organizers that help students to focus on the impact different elements of their narrative poem will have on the other aspects of their writing.
Days Four and Five: Students draft and finalize their poems for publishing!
At the end of five days, not only will students have a deep understanding of how elements of a story interact, they will also have their own "Annabel Lee" style poem!
This five day mini-unit is a great compliment to any student of narrative literature, narrative writing, poetry, or literary elements.
Have fun with poetry and mastering standard RL 3, analyzing the way elements of a story or drama interact. Includes:
-5 day step by step lesson plan
-11 page packet
-Exit Ticket Rubric
Check out my Master the Standards RL 4 with the fun, high interest poem, "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll.