In order to have students able to discuss poetry with meaning and intent, I have designed these poetry notes and accompanying quiz. As a class, we go over these notes, usually over four days (a page per day). Then students are told to study those notes to prepare for a quiz. What they do not know is the quiz will be these notes, almost exactly. All they will have to do is fill in the blanks.
I have put this up as a Word document to allow for easy editing. For example, I often delete more complex terms to adapt this lesson for lower grades. Also, I will sometimes tell the students the structure of the upcoming quiz. Then, the only difference is that I mix up the ordering of the terms to ensure the students are not merely using photographic recall.
The 12-page Word document is broken up into three parts as follows:
(A) Four pages of notes/definitions of key poetic terms with examples, where appropriate.
(B) Four-page quiz -- fill in the blank format -- based off the class notes.
(C) Four-age answer key to the above quiz.
The terms covered are:
DIDLS (a method for finding the tone of a poem)
TPCASTT (a common method used for analyzing a poem)