Poem of the Week, Poetry Workbook, Full Year BUNDLE

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Julie Faulkner
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9th - 12th, Higher Education
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Reading and teaching poetry can be a challenge, but you can improve your students' comprehension and analysis skills a little at a time week over week with this poem of the week resource. The poems are interesting, diverse, and approachable. Plus, the formatting is easy for you and the acronym is easy for students. The entire resource is no prep and ready-to-go.

Why poem of the week? Reading pedagogy suggests that students are most successful with a text when they revisit it more than once with a different and meaningful purpose each time. The "poem of the week" approach does that.

How is this poem of the week resource different? With this resource, I've designed daily tasks unique to analyzing poetry that give students a meaningful and skills-based reason to revisit the article poem of the week again each day. The tasks can be completed in about 10 minutes, so it would be perfect for bell ringers, RTI, test tutoring, and more.

Is it flexible, editable, and up-to-date? Each pack is a classroom-tested set of 9 carefully curated poems selected to be timeless, interesting, in the public domain, and grade-appropriate for high school students. Everything in this resource is in 100% editable format in PPT and digital for Google. This is a one-stop, flexible resource for implementing a text-based daily reading program, poem of the week, or reader's notebook.


1) Two formats of the workbook: PPT and Digital for Google (Digital workbooks are provided with all poems together in one file and separated into individual weeks as well with force copy links for each)

2) Completely original poetry analysis acronym

3) Poems provided on the page

4) Suggested answers

5) Rubric for easy grading

6) 36 poems that coordinate with each season/month

January, February, March

  • "The Cross of Snow" Longfellow
  • "Waking in Winter" Plath
  • "The Chimney Sweeper: Innocence" Blake
  • "How Do I Love Thee" Browning
  • "Friendship" Thoreau
  • "Heart" Dickinson
  • "Lonely as a Cloud" Wordsworth
  • "There Will Come Soft Rains" Teasdale
  • "When the Sun Comes After Rain" Stevenson

April, May, June

  • "The Loveliest of Trees" Housman
  • "Light Exists in Spring" Dickinson
  • "Sonnet 98" Shakespeare
  • "Season of Youth" Knox
  • "Adolescence" McKay
  • "Call of the Wild" Posey
  • "A Golden Day" Dunbar
  • "A Poison Tree" Blake
  • "To the Virgins" Herrick

July, August, September

  • "A Nation's Strength" Emerson
  • "The Slave Mother" Harper
  • "I, Too, Hear America Singing" Hughes
  • "Theme in Yellow" Sandburg
  • "The Author to Her Book" Bradstreet
  • "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day" Shakespeare
  • "An Apple Gathering" Rossetti
  • "Composed Upon a Westminster Bridge" Wordsworth
  • "To Autumn" Keats

October, November, December

  • "Spellbound Palace" Hardy
  • "One Need Not a Chamber" Dickinson
  • "The Witch" Coleridge
  • "November Night" Crapsey
  • "Harvest Time" Johnson
  • "Thanksgiving" Riley
  • "Holly and Ivy"
  • "Peace" Hopkins
  • "A Gift" Lowell

See Also:

Article of the Week for High School

Article of the Week for Journalism

Paragraph of the Week for High School

Paragraph of the Week for Middle School

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Terms of Use: Please one classroom use only. Not to be shared online without proper security. Additional licenses sold at a discount at checkout. Poems and poet images in public domain. Other images credited in file.

Total Pages
352 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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