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Poetry Unit - Middle School 6 - 8 Interactive and Student Graded

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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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INTERACTIVE POETRY UNIT

The perfect poetry unit to turn middle school students on to poetry. Students learn the elements of poetry and types of poetry with examples. Students write six pattern poems and analyze three famous poems. The unit also includes elements of poetry and types of poetry test. The unit is interactive and student directed and assessed.

This unit is Common Core aligned but was developed long before Common Core. It has been aligned so it can be implemented in any classroom. The goal of this unit is to turn students on to poetry no matter what standards your school or state uses. If you disagree with Common Core then disregard the alignment, if your state has adopted Common Core then it is aligned so you can use it.

This unit includes:

*Complete lessons with rubrics and student directed scoring guides

*Literary devices/elements of poetry with examples

*Types of poetry with examples and suggestions on poems to read to the class

*Six pattern poems to get students started writing poetry

*The following three poems to analyze

-O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman

-The Highwayman By Alfred Noyes

-Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll

*A literary devices/elements of poetry and types of poetry test

This unit also encourages teachers to have their students write and illustrate extra favorite poems, in addition to the ones in the unit, to be bound or contained in a poetry book and or folder.

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Total Pages
58 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., verbal irony, puns) in context.
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

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