As any middle or high school ELA teacher knows, students don’t often come prepared with a understanding of the basics of poetry, many of which they began learning in elementary school. So when we try to dive into high-level poetry analysis with them, it can be daunting for them and exhausting for us.
In this bundle, the activities will ensure that your students understand the basics of these poetic elements:
• Line and stanza
• Figurative language, including simile and metaphor, personification, hyperbole, idiom, and symbolism
• Sound devices, including rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia, repetition, and assonance
• Basic genres of poetry
• Imagery, with an in-depth dive into the five senses
Each of the nine no-prep lessons in this download include:
• A fill-in-the-blank copy of student notes
• Answer key
The lessons should take about one week to complete with a traditional 45-55 minute class period, but I loved to extend them and break up the period with another activity, such as preparing for a class poetry slam, or testing review.
This poetry bundle could also work as a lesson plan to leave with a substitute teacher; just save the grading for when you return.
This bundle includes nine products.
• Line and Stanza
• Figurative Language 1: Simile and Metaphor
• Figurative Language 2: Exploring Metaphor
• Figurative Language 3: Personification, Hyperbole, Idiom, and Symbolism
• Sound Devices 1: Rhyme Types and Rhyme Scheme
• Sound Devices 2: Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, and Repetition
• Sound Devices 3: Assonance
• Poetic Genres: Ballad and Sonnet
Low-tech packet in a high-tech world? Absolutely!
• The components in this bundle include opportunities for students to:
• Use their 1:1 or BYOT devices for quick research.
• Scan QR codes to identify genres and characteristics of poems.
• Interact with the content electronically if you load it into your LMS or OneNote.
• Use a digital self-check to save you grading time and help them review their own work. Simply create a short Google or Microsoft Form to help them grade certain questions for accuracy.
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