A complete poetry unit! This resource contains everything you need to enrich your classroom with classic poetry while teaching Common Core skills! Use real poems by incredible authors to teach core skills! 10 complete NO PREP lessons
for you to use throughout the school year! Use REAL poems to teach poetry terms and analysis in context. POEMS INCLUDED!
Complete lesson plans and student worksheets/handouts/activities included. Each poem includes a student sheet with a mini-bio of the poet. Imagine helping your students work through some of the most highly regarded works of poetry all while having fun!
Infuse your ELA block with high quality poetry!
Activities include drawing pictures of the setting (using imagery), creating their own metaphors, adding stanzas to poems using the poet's same structure, analyzing themes, summarizing narratives, and giving advice to the main character. Students will learn how to mark up their poems to help deeply understand them.
- examples of poetry annotation
- "How to Read a Poem" guide for students (print at 85% for composition notebooks)
- "Poetry Terms" handout for students (print at 85% for composition notebooks)
- Appendix with photographs and maps for select poems
- Poetry rubric to evaluate poetry recitations
- 10 quality classic poems of different styles
- 10 accompanying teacher's guides with bold text to read aloud to students, answers, poetry analysis, and activity ideas
- 10+ accompanying student handouts guiding students through an analysis of structure, rhyme scheme, figurative language, poetry analysis, and a Poet Bio
with a photo and details of each poet!
Afternoon on a Hill by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Clouds by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dreams by Langston Hughes
Fog by Carl Sanders
George Washington by Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benet
Monday's Child nursery rhyme
Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (extended lesson)
The Pobble Who Has No Toes by Edward Lear
A Tragic Story by William Makepeace Thackeray
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