Need a complete guide to the poetic elements that you can use in your classes tomorrow?
These complete lesson plans will empower your students to understand the elements of poetry and how they function to create meaning in a poem or other literary text. The handouts and cooperative activities here will be the backbone of your poetry unit.
Included in this resource:
—a visually appealing guide to the poetic elements including definitions, examples, and tips for students
—a ready-to-go quiz on the elements
—a jigsaw activity for teaching the content
—an alternative poster project for teaching the content including a rubric to grade the project.
This is a great tool to prepare students for new common core and SAT writing where they are required to do more than just identify elements of literature.
Introduce a poetry unit or a single poem with this list, or use it for your own reference.
The explanations and tips are practical, useful, and have been proven to strengthen students’ understanding of poetry. I’ve honed and developed the explanations during sixteen years of teaching poetry at every level, from remedial to Advanced Placement Literature, and I know that they will get results.
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