Poem of the Week: "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -" by Emily Dickinson

Poem of the Week: "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -" by Emily Dickinson
Poem of the Week: "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -" by Emily Dickinson
Poem of the Week: "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -" by Emily Dickinson
Poem of the Week: "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -" by Emily Dickinson
Poem of the Week: "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -" by Emily Dickinson
Poem of the Week: "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -" by Emily Dickinson
Poem of the Week: "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -" by Emily Dickinson
Poem of the Week: "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -" by Emily Dickinson
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Do you want to teach more poetry, but just don't have enough time? Maybe you need a warm-up or bell ringer activity that allows students to practice skills? Do your students need to practice annotating and analyzing literature?

In this "Poem of the Week" for "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -" by Emily Dickinson, students summarize, analyze Dickinson's use of unconventional punctuation and capitalization, analyze simile and onomatopoeia, analyze an allusion, and analyze a metaphor. (Check out the preview to see these steps!)

My "Poem of the Week" activities are designed to introduce students to a new poem every week while breaking down annotating and analyzing practice into bite-size pieces. Each poem has five, short steps that force students to read, reread, analyze, and examine the poem--one step at a time.

You can use these as bell ringers, completing one of the 5 steps each day over the course of a week. Alternatively, you could choose one day a week to work through the whole poem, step by step.

After, you can choose to give students the included optional extension activity, which asks students to use the poem of the week as a mentor text for their own creative writing.

This resource includes:

  • Teacher's Guide with suggested uses
  • 5-step two-sided "Poem of the Week" worksheet for "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -" by Emily Dickinson
  • Extension activity worksheet: "Poem of the Week--Write Your Own"
  • Keys with suggested or possible responses to the "Poem of the Week" worksheet
  • PowerPoint slideshow with author information and slides that walk the viewer through all 5 steps of the "Poem of the Week" resource

The whole resource (with the exception of answer keys) is visible in the preview, so check it out to see if this resource is right for you and your students! No part of this resource is editable, so make sure this resource fits your needs prior to purchase.

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Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyze their role in the text.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
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