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

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Grade Levels
4th - 8th
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170 pages
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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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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 4-8Interactive Literature Circles for Grades 4-8Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ~ Literary Elements for Common Core 4-8Interactive Reading Notebooks Informational Text: Nonfiction for Common Core 4-8Interactive Research Papers & Essays for Common Core Writing Grades 3-8Interactive Writing Notebooks ~ Sentences & Paragraphs for Common Core 3-8Reading 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).
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.


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