This poetry unit is based on the Library of Congress website, Poetry 180. Students can work on the unit independently in the computer lab or outside of school on their own. They are asked to read selected poems on the site and to focus on questions that will give them a good understanding of poetry. Included at the end of the unit is a poetry writing assignment (writing four poems) based on four of the poems in the unit. Teachers will want to check to make sure the poems in the handout have the correct corresponding number as the site changes each year and sometimes poems are renumbered.
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