This includes a full lesson plan on identifying rhyme scheme in lyrical poetry as well as slant and internal rhyme.
To accompany the lesson, there is a PowerPoint that uses Justin Beiber's "Baby" as an introduction to how rhythm can drastically change rather terrible lyrics.
Next, you will use "Baby" as a way to model rhyme scheme and identify slant and internal rhyme.
There are lyrics for 4 songs for your students to break into groups and practice the skills presented.
Rhyme scheme is then tied back to Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare and that a Sonnet is a type of lyrical poem as well.
Lastly, there is a short discussion and exit ticket where students complete a poem with a prescribed rhyme scheme.
Mini Lesson on Lyrical Poetry and Rhyme Scheme
by Abby Williamson
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