WANT TO TEACH POETRY BUT AREN'T SURE HOW TO APPROACH IT? then this unit is for you!
This is a FAIL-SAFE WAY to teach the interpretation of poetry. Students read HIGH INTEREST POEMS FOR TEENS. Many of the poems are about sports! EACH POEM INTRODUCES A NEW CONCEPT. In the end, your students will put everything together and BE ABLE TO INTERPRET A POEM COMPLETELY ON THEIR OWN!
**** Great for getting BOYS interested in poetry ****
I guarantee that your students will gain a deeper appreciation of poetry!
I have even included TWO POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS to go along with this document: one is a copy of the student booklet, and the other is the ANSWER KEY.
Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thayer
A Priceless Gift by Helen Steiner Rice
Thinking by Walter Wintle
Ali versus Frazier by Muhammed Ali
A Case of Murder by Vernon Scanelli
Poetic Elements Include:
Thoughts and Emotions
Purpose of the Author
**** ANSWER KEY NOW INCLUDED ****
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Paul and Josée have each been teaching English at the middle and high school level for over 20 years. Paul has written and published a best-selling series of textbooks and grammar activity books.