This CCSS Aligned unit will teach your students to deeply analyze any poem in five easy steps! These steps are laid out to students in an easy to teach Google Slides Presentation OR PowerPoint Presentation. The lesson plan is easy to pick up and teach!
Then students can practice navigating the exciting world of poetry with the (digital and/or printable) student packet, with detailed graphic organizers for each of the five steps. These steps will lead your students towards a quality literary response on any given poem!
Also included, information on close reading strategies. To read any poem well, students must be able to annotate the text! Step one will ask students to annotate the text. A graphic organizer is provided for students who are unable to annotate directly on the text. I have found this graphic organizer to be extremely helpful when students are given a school supplied collection of Shakespeare’s Sonnets (book) or are reading digital copies of poetry.
**UPDATE** I have included a complete lesson on "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes. This lesson will cover:
-The significance of the rivers
-Symbolism in the poem
-Word choice and comprehension
-Literary Analysis final assessment with writing prompt, graphic organizer, and rubric.
Teaching Narrative Poetry, check out this resource:
This Narrative Poetry unit is perfect for personalized, differentiated, flipped, and/or 1:1 technology classrooms! AND This pack also works great in teacher
Teaching Allusions to Support Poetry Analysis?
These allusion lessons are perfect for personalized, differentiated, flipped, and/or 1:1 technology classrooms! AND This pack also works great in teacher led
Tone and Mood Lessons are great for poetry analysis as well! Check it out here:
Teach your students how to understand the complex topic of tone and mood in literature! 1. Lesson on Tone and Mood 2. Lesson on Connotation/Denotation 3. Tone
This Literary Analysis Unit provides excellent support in the drafting of the literary response essay:
Literary Analysis Made Easy! Teach your students this easy step-by-step process for developing a rich, insightful, and well supported literary analysis.