POETRY UNIT / RESOURCE BUNDLE: Make poetry fun for your students with this huge Teachers Pay Teachers best-selling bundle that contains over 300 pages of creative and engaging poetry resources that will save you hours and hours of prep time! It has absolutely everything you need to teach middle/high students how to read, understand, analyze, and write poetry. The resources are ready to use and will last you months if you use them all!
The purchase includes presentations, printable activities, handouts, quizzes, creative projects, etc, you will not need to prepare a thing for your poetry unit!
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INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE (Click Titles For More Information):
POETRY RESPONSE SHEETS (7 POEMS WITH QUESTIONS & ANSWERS):
This middle and high school resource is an excellent addition to any poetry unit. Included are 7 response sheets to poems that students love (summarizing, theme, figurative language, personal response, connections etc). Also included are detailed answer keys to make marking/correcting a breeze.
EMILY DICKINSON: BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH:
The purchase includes a Powerpoint presentation that contextualizes the poem by focussing on the most important and interesting aspects of Emily Dickinson's life. It also provides a question sheet for students to complete on Because I Could Not Stop For Death - one of her most famous poems. Answer key is also included in the presentation
POETRY TERMS FOLDABLE FORTUNE TELLER:
This fun activity will not only keep your students engaged, but will also help them review some of the most important poetry terms. This fortune teller/cootie-catcher can easily be folded by your students, and they can use it to quiz each other!
LITERARY LYRICS PRESENTATION & ACTIVITY:
• 13 slide Powerpoint presentation which teaches literary devices with modern lyrics examples!
• Worksheets with music lyrics that use figurative language
MAGNETIC POETRY: A UNIQUE WRITING ACTIVITY:
• 9 slide Powerpoint presentation introducing Magnetic Poetry (examples provided)
• 8 Pages of words to cut out from different parts of speech (nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, pronouns, articles, verb endings).
• Color coded labels for each of the categories that you can attach to plastic baggies, small baskets, or jars.
• A good copy sheet for students to write out their poem for display under a ready-made poster!
POETRY DESK TAGS:
Desk tags are no longer just for elementary students! These ready-to-use poetry desk tags are the perfect reference for your middle or high schoolers during a poetry unit. All you have to do is laminate, cut out, and attach the tags to each of your students' desks. Then, during the unit when students inevitably begin asking you questions like, "What is onomatopoeia again?" or "What is a four lined stanza called?", you can simply direct them to the desk tag in front of them for the answer!
LYRICAL BREAKDOWN ASSIGNMENT:
Lyrical Breakdown is a resource which allows students to choose their own song to analyze as poetry. All you have to do is print the assignment out, book the computer lab for students to find lyrics, and you have an assignment that will last at least a couple of days!
Radio Poetry is a resource you can use to hook your students in any poetry unit. Included are three assignment sheets that ask students about songs they might hear on the radio that might be considered poetry.
THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE ASSIGNMENT:
End your poetry unit with The Soundtrack Of My Life Assignment that allows your students to use something they love (music lyrics) to demonstrate their understanding of poetry.
POETRY ANALYSIS TERMS PRESENTATION:
A 27 slide Powerpoint presentation that provides the definitions for poetry terms/figurative language as well as both real life and poetry examples for each!
METER & RHYME: UNDERSTANDING POETIC FORM:
• A 17 slide Powerpoint Presentation that includes lots of examples
to show students what each of the metrical patterns sound like.
• A student practice worksheet that has them label the meter in a Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem about meter! Also included is a detailed answer key.
ROBERT BROWNING: MY LAST DUCHESS:
• A 20 slide Powerpoint Presentation that provides information on the genre of the dramatic monologue, biographical information about Robert Browning, the full text of the poem, analysis questions & answers, as well as prompts for activities.
• Printable comprehension questions that require students to go back to the text for support (answers in presentation for review)
• Poetry Annotation sheet for students to record their thoughts/analysis while reading (answer key included)
• Character Analysis Activity: Students read 4 quotes from the poem and infer character traits about the Duke (answer key included)
• 2 creative assignments to choose from where students assume the persona of one of the characters in the poem.
STUDENT POETRY WRITING BOOKLET:
• Detailed instructions for 8 poems (Bio Poem, Haiku, Acrostic, Concrete or Shape poem, Antonym Diamante, Limerick, Quatrain.)
HOW TO ANNOTATE A POEM:
• Teacher instructions on how to use the resource
• A Powerpoint presentation that goes through the 7 key steps of annotation.
• A blank poem (I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud by William Wordsworth) that students can use to annotate as you go through the presentation (examples on the slides refer to this poem).
• A handout with detailed instructions for each of the 7 steps.
• A handout with a detailed annotation of the poem that students can use as a model for reference.
POETIC RAP: USING RAP MUSIC TO TEACH POETRY:
• A 10 slide powerpoint presentation that introduces the history of rap, well know rappers, characteristics of rap lyrics with examples, videos of rappers discussing rap as a form of poetry, and a prompt for an activity. (youtube required for opening videos)
• The Tupac Hughes Comparison Activity (Questions for analysis) which has students compare song lyrics from rapper Tupac Shakur and award winning poet Langston Hughes. The poems share many elements and themes.
• Detailed answer key for the activity questions
• A good copy sheet for students to write their own rap lyrics (extension activity).
POETRY SLAM: PRESENTATION & ACTIVITY:
• A Powerpoint presentation that goes through the history of Slam, rules, characteristics, what makes a good slam poem, and video examples
• Tips For Writing Slam Poems Handout
• Organizer for pre-writing
• Rubric for assessment
POETRY TERMS QUIZ:
A quiz to assess student understanding of poetic terms/figurative language
LITERARY TERMS HANDOUT:
A complete list of poetic terms with definitions and examples for student reference.
POETRY REVIEW FANS:
Includes 12 cards with definitions and examples of poetry terms. The cards can be easily printed, laminated, and connected with a binder ring or brass fastener.
SONNETS: PRESENTATION & ACTIVITY:
• A Powerpoint Presentation on sonnets
• A worksheet that students can use to make notes on Shakespeare's Sonnet
• An easy-to-use worksheet that students can use to write their own sonnets
TEXTING POETRY: UNIQUE WRITING ACTIVITY:
• A 9 slide Powerpoint presentation which includes information on why texting can be poetic, various examples of texting poems, and a prompt for students to write their own text poems
• A handout which can be used as a guideline for writing in texting language.
• Two good copy sheets where students can write their own original text poems (in a blank cell phone). Looks great on display!
• A poster for bulletin display
ROBERT FROST: THE ROAD NOT TAKEN:
• A 29 slide Powerpoint presentation that covers the following information: Frost Biographical Information, Background Info, Predictions, Pre-Reading Questions, Full Text Of The Poem, Vocabulary, Poetic Form, Stanza by Stanza Questions (and answers), Digging Deeper Analysis Questions and Answers (Language, Theme, Speaker, Symbolism).
• Poetry Breakdown Assignment: This assignment uses guiding questions for students to break the meaning of the poem down stanza by stanza. They are the same questions used in the Powerpoint, so they can easily be reviewed with students. Answer key included
• Digging Deeper Analysis Assignment: This assignment has students answer deeper questions about the text with regards to language, theme, the speaker, and symbolism. The answers are in the presentation for easy review and a printable answer key is provided.
• Two posters for classroom display: one in color, and one in black and white for easy printing.
• Robert Frost Rearranged Final Creative Assignment: After students have a solid grasp on the poem, they will take all of the individual words from Frost's poem and rearrange them (or some of them) to create a whole new poem! I was amazed with the variety of poems that my students came up with.
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