Looking for ways to dig deeper into poetry? Do you want students to learn to close read/annotate a poem and write a literary analysis paragraph or paper about it? This resource includes the following:
-common literary devices used with poetry
-how to annotate/close read a poem
-practice annotation with a poem
-analytical paragraph template
-student examples and rubrics
-handout on how to cite poems correctly
Also included is an activity for students to find one or two published poems and complete a close reading assignment. Students enjoy this project because they find poems they like and discuss their thinking.