Capture the attention of every student - even those tough seniors - at the end of Year in April and May with this packet of activities and lessons for poetry!
Teaching seniors can be challenging, especially when you round that Spring Break corner. Hey, who am I kidding? Mine never even make it that long! By the end of February, they are as restless as a willow in a windstorm! Over the years, I began to bring in some thematic poetry and interactive projects. I always found that these type projects began to cure that senioritis.
I have packed up five of those successful poetry lessons and projects
for a fun unit here, and the variety included will keep your students busy for days! Every lesson and creative assignment are anchored with a very powerful, poignant, and challenging poem that will touch your seniors in a special way. The poems are rich in thematic elements, figurative language, imagery, and vocabulary. There are a variety of activities included here. Some are fun; some are light; some are serious. I think that’s what makes this mini unit so effective.
Students will study classic and modern poetry:
“Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” Dylan Thomas
“An Indian Walks In Me” By Marilou Awiakta
“Walking Away” By C. Day-Lewis
“If You Forget Me” By Pablo Neruda
“The Dash” By Linda Ellis
Use these short poetry lessons like a unit for poetry month, or pick and choose what is right for you. With each lesson, I can assure you that your students will be engaged, and you will be impressed with their insight, honesty, and creativity. While this is the perfect bundle of poems for high school seniors, it would be perfect for upper middle and high school students of any age!
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Take a look at my additional poetry resources:
Poetry Analysis Task Cards
Printable Poetry Worksheets for Any Poem
Poetry Terms I Have Who Has Review Game
Poetry Terms Interactive Game
Several Other Ready to Go Poetry Lessons
Digital Poetry e-Worksheets for Any Poem
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