Poetry Activities for Middle School: FOUR FULL WEEKS DIGITAL and PRINT

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7th - 9th
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This DIGITAL and PRINT Love Poems Unit and Activities for Middle School and High School students is the perfect way to celebrate and study poetry in your classroom! This unit includes 4 COMPLETE WEEKS of activities and instruction! With three love poems as the focus of this unit, you and your students will not be disappointed!

We created this unit specifically with teachers like you in mind. We wanted you to be able to relax and not worry about lesson planning for an entire FOUR WEEKS!

We've broken down our entire Poetry Unit for Middle School and High School into mini units that cover the span of four weeks. Of course, pacing will vary depending on your school schedule, but each mini unit should be taught over one week. As always, you are able to pick and choose what you would like to use in your classroom, but each week has been crafted with the other weeks in mind.

We created this unit around the theme of LOVE, so you will notice that all three poems are love poems - making this a perfect unit to teach in February for Valentine's Day, but also one that can be used anytime throughout the school year! (We most recently used it during National Poetry Month in April.)

INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT:

WEEK ONE - Emily Dickinson "That I did always love"

- Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Cheat Sheet

- Poetry Characteristics of Dickinson's Poems

- Teacher Notes for Poem

- 6 Critical Thinking Discussion Questions (on task cards)

- Blackout Poetry Activity

- Found Poem Activity

- Introduction to Evidence Based Writing

- Final Essay Question (includes graphic organizer & teacher rubric)

WEEK TWO: Edgar Allan Poe "Annabel Lee"

- Vocabulary Preview Activity

- Blank Student Copy of "Annabel Lee"

- Teacher Annotated Copy of "Annabel Lee"

- Evidence Based Instagram Activity

- I Am Poem Activity

- Theme Scavenger Hunt

- 8 Critical Thinking Discussion Questions (on task cards)

- Final Essay Question (includes graphic organizer & teacher rubric)

WEEK THREE: William Shakespeare "Sonnet 18"

- Iambic Pentameter & Sonnets Activity

- Blank Student Copy of "Sonnet 18"

- Teacher Annotated Copy of "Sonnet 18"

- Art & Paraphrasing Activity

- Skit Activity

- Comparing & Contrasting Poems Handout & Explanation

- Compare & Contrast Response to Literature (includes teacher rubric)

WEEK FOUR: Culminating Activities for Poetry Unit

- Poetry Scavenger Hunt

- Music Video Project

- Student Instructions for Use

- Student Grading Rubrics

- Teacher Rubrics

- Culminating Essay Question (includes graphic organizer & teacher rubric)

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Total Pages
144 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 month
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Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

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