A QUARTER FULL OF RESOURCES FOR POETRY WRITING AND READING ANALYSIS. COMPLETE WITH SEVERAL PROJECTS AND INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES TO KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED. This product is a compilation of several products at over 30% savings and includes sequencing and lessons that build upon each other. Ready to use immediately in middle and high school classrooms, this unit is differentiated with multi-media and kinesthetic learning.
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Poetry Terms Search: Students will then work through a Socratic debate centered around the question: What make a poem popular? To prepare for the debate, students will read an article on the subject and them follow the criteria to dissect and compare Billy Collins' "Introduction to Poetry" Eve Merriam's "How to Eat a Poem."
To start the project, student will engage in a lesson on theme and find 4 poems that unite through a theme. Then, students will complete the project by finding examples of poetry terms from poems that align with their chosen themes. For the project, two versions are supplied to allow differentiation. The project can be done with songs, poems, or a combination of both.
2 Projects: Poetry Study and Poetry Quilt: During the poet study, students will create a 3D Triangle where students analyze connections between 3 poems from a chosen author and examine similarities and difference with use of poetic terms. The Poetry Quilt allows students to create, revise, or compile three of their written poems while analyzing connections with poetic devices and connecting themes. In addition, students will determine one published poem that connects with their own written poetry. The Poetry Quilt comes includes a short answer reflection for teacher assessment.
Science Poem: Students will begin by developing science and description word lists from the science prompts and pictures. Students then brainstorm possible poem narrators and how those narrators might present concepts differently using different points of view. Once the students' support graphic organizer is completed, students select the most effective narrator and point of view to develop their poems. To support students' writing development, a "Sentence Starters" list is included in this resource and multiple pictures and prompts allow student choice. Suggestions for developing background knowledge on point of view and a foldable for poetic devices during revision are included.
Hate Poems: Students pick between 11 famous love poems of varying levels of complexity to revise into a unique hate poem. A “Hate List” word bank and specific example help students morph the standard sappy poem into a morbid masterpiece. Included is a mini-lesson on mood and tone with a foldable and comparison activity to help students focus on imagery, word connotation, and unique phrasing that develop the reader's mood and reveal the author’s tone.
Slam Poetry: To begin, students will vote between 16 unique, quality, captivating slam poems sure to have your students inspired to decide one ultimate slam poem. Students will then use these examples to begin the writing process for their own slam poems with carefully guided instructions that use the 16 slam poems as exemplars. A Revision Menu and Sentence Starters differentiate for all of your students writing needs and levels. Once students complete their final drafts of their slam poem, they will use the Presentation worksheet to practice slamming. To conclude the unit, host a Class Slam Competition with the included Class Tournament.
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