Poetry Interactive Notebook: Poetry Activities for Common Core Grades 4-8+

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This Poetry Interactive Notebook is a companion to my TpT best seller, Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks.

Do you dread teaching poetry? Do your students dread it even more? Spice things up this year with poetry activities and poetry lessons that are fun to teach and fun to learn.

This resource is now part of an interactive notebook bundle. Find the bundle here.

Download the preview file for samples, a table of contents, and Common Core alignment for grades 4-8. Please view the topics listed below as well as the preview file for a comprehensive overview of what’s included in this product before purchasing. UPDATE: TEKS Alignment included as well.

Like my other interactive notebook products, this is NOT simply a product full of templates and organizers that require hours of research and prep time – I have included all of that information for you, including teacher’s notes, definitions, and poems to go with the lessons. I have also included a version of each template that is blank so you can adapt when necessary.

This product is a zipped folder that contains a PDF (everything) and a PPT file. Like my other notebook products, this one also includes a PowerPoint file with editable templates so that you can tweak and customize each lesson for your students’ needs.

Each of the lessons in Part 3 includes one or more sample poems with suggested annotations for close reading. Annotation guides and annotation keys are included.

Lesson 1 – Poetry & Prose

Part 1: Figurative Language Review

Lesson 1-1: Similes & Metaphors

Lesson 1-2: Hyperbole

Lesson 1-3: Personification

Part 2: Sound, Rhythm, Rhyme, & Structure

Lesson 2-1: Poetic Sound Devices (alliteration, onomatopoeia, assonance, consonance)

Lesson 2-2: Rhymes (partial/slant, complete, end, internal)

Lesson 2-3: Rhyme Schemes

Lesson 2-4: Annotate Sound & Rhyme

Lesson 2-5: Structure in Poetry (verse, stanza, refrain, couplet, quatrain, octave)

Lesson 2-6: Rhythm in Poetry (rhythm, meter, foot)

Lesson 2-7: Types of Rhythm (iambic, trochaic, spondaic, anapestic, dactylic)

Part 3: Types of Poetry

Lesson 3: Types of Poetry (all in one organizer)

Lesson 3-1: Limericks

Lesson 3-2: Ode

Lesson 3-3: Haiku

Lesson 3-4: Free Verse

Lesson 3-5: Sonnets

Lesson 3-6: Ballads

Lesson 3-7: Elegy

Lesson 3-8: Narrative Poetry

Lesson 3-9: Lyric Poetry & Bonus Poetry Lessons

Bonus: Mood & Tone Lesson

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Help with ZIP files: http://imlovinlit.blogspot.com/2014/09/zip-file-911.html

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If you have any questions, please email me at ecobb@me.com.


More Interactive Notebooks here:

Informational Text CLOSE READING Passage Pack for Interactive Notebooks 4-8

Interactive Grammar Notebooks ~ Grammar & Mechanics for Common Core Grades 4-8

Interactive Literature Circles for Grades 4-8

Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ~ Literary Elements for Common Core 4-8

Interactive Reading Notebooks Informational Text: Nonfiction for Common Core 4-8

Interactive Research Papers & Essays for Common Core Writing Grades 3-8

Interactive Writing Notebooks ~ Sentences & Paragraphs for Common Core 3-8

Reading Literature Graphic Organizers for Common Core 4-8 Reading Response

Total Pages
170 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.


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