Poetry Analysis: Poetry Diner Activities

Grade Levels
8th - 12th
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6 pages
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The Poetry Diner Poetry Analysis activity is a differentiated activity that allows students to explore and analyze poetry in their own ways.

Each item on the menu has a specific price and students work through appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and dessert to spend the money they have been allotted.

While some poems have been incorporated into the activity, the entree options have been purposefully left blank so that you can assign the poems you would like your students to analyze. In case you want some fresh ideas, included in this product is a list of 29 classic and contemporary poems I have used over the years which your students may find intriguing.

There is an Entree Analysis sheet for students to complete that will work with any poem you decide to use, self-assigned or from the suggested reading list provided.

Also included is a "place-mat" for students to summarize the the poem selected as their entree. Just have students write the title of the poem at the top and then summarize what they "ate" or took away from the poem.
Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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