This zip file includes activities for the following poem (these are the poems used in the 8th grade Core Knowledge curriculum, but could be used in any poetry unit:
Buffalo Bill’s (e.e. cummings)
Chicago (Carl Sandburg)
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night (Dylan Thomas)
How do I love thee? (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
How They Brought the Good News From Ghent to Aix (Robert Browning)
I dwell in possibility; Apparently with no surprise (Emily Dickinson)
The Lake Isle of Innisfree (William B. Yeats)
Lucy Gray (or Solitude); My Heart Leaps Up (William Wordsworth) Mending Wall; The Gift Outright (Robert Frost)
Mr. Flood’s Party (Edward Arlington Robinson)
Polonius’s speech from Hamlet, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be . . .” (William Shakespeare)
Ozymandias (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
Sonnet 18, “Shall I compare thee. . .” (William Shakespeare)
Spring and Fall (Gerald Manley Hopkins)
A Supermarket in California (Allen Ginsberg) Theme for English B (Langston Hughes)
We Real Cool (Gwendolyn Brooks)
* vocabulary activities
* mini-lessons about the poets
* mini-lessons about various poetry topics
* questions for students to analyze the poems
* activities for students to create their own poems in the same styles and then analyze/explain the meanings
* poem analysis assignments for students to write an essay about a poem in the style of the poets (rubric included)
*essays in which students must compare poems
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