Looking for Common-Core aligned resources to teach CCSS 4.RL.5 - in particular, the key structural elements of poetry? This 45 page unit is a jam-packed resource with what you'll need to encourage poetry lovers in all of your students! Through this unit, students will take part in understanding the elements of poetry by familiarizing themselves with the royal family of poetry: King Meter, Queen Stanza, and Princess Poem.
Here's what this set includes:
*Background Info on the Elements of Poetry
*Vocabulary Cards (imagery, structural elements, mood, line, stanza, meter, poetry, rhythm)
*The Regal Family of Poetry teaching aid
*Original Song: Poetry on Parade (sung to Deck the Halls)
*Printables contrasting poetry to stories and dramas
*A Printable Poetry book
*Online poetry activities (for the computer lab)
*Popular Poetry Pins (high-quality activities)
This unit aligns with the following ELA standard:
CCSS 4.RL.5: 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.