This bundle of poetry focuses on analyzing and citing evidence in poetry. We have included a powerpoint presentation to provide general information about the different types of literary devices that poets use with a reminder in how to cite evidence when answering questions. Also, each poem comes with a question worksheet that are text-based and have taken into account DOK-leveled skills.
Powerpoint Presentation for introducing literary devices.
7 Poems, each with text-based question worksheet.
Secondary resources(videos, other links) with extension ideas. QR codes are included for quick access by students on class iPads.
Common Core Standards
This is Just to Say by William Carlos William (Author's Purpose, Tone)
Dreams by Langston Hughes (Metaphor, Personification, Theme, Analogy)
Mother to Son by Langston Hughes (Theme, Metaphor)
What A Wonderful Life by Louis Armstrong (Author's Purpose, Imagery)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Iz (Imagery, Metaphor)
Daffodils by William Wordsworth (Metaphor, Simile, Personification, Imagery)
Hopscotch by Maya Angelou (Metaphor, Theme, Analogy)
Using the bundle in the classroom:
1.Use the powerpoint to introduce how literary devices are used in poetry. Have students brainstorm more examples on their own for each device covered.
2. Introduce the poems in order or choose any order you feel is appropriate.
3. Use Close Reading methods or your own to annotate the poems together. This will set up students to refer back to the poems when answering the questions.
4. Use the extension activities and resources to connect student experiences and thoughts to the outside world.
5. Every question handout includes an opportunity for students to create their own poem based on the devices being used.
6. Use the compare/contrast graphic organizer for Dreams, Mother to Son, and Harlem Hopscotch.
7. Use the QR Codes to use in small groups and have students do the extension activities.
8. Have a class Twitter account? Use the title as an hashtag for responding with similar thoughts on life’s little regrets.