This is a huge poetry unit and could potentially cover an entire term, or you can use what you feel you'd like to cover and save the rest for another year.
If your students think poetry is boring they won't after this unit! This will introduce students to the darker and historical aspect to nursery rhymes. Boys especially will enjoy the "horror" aspect of the stories and all will enjoy the stories that go along with this mini-unit to support a poetry unit.
The unit covers songs as poems, diamente poems, limericks, rhymed couplets and narrative poetry. The unit gradually builds on the increased difficulty of the poem to scaffold even weak students.
Within the unit the students will complete detailed analysis of all poems and songs. They will write a diamente, limerick and rhymed couplet and the criteria to write them is included in the pack. They will answer questions that they are expected to cite the text and provide examples to receive full marks.
Also within the unit is my entire pack of figurative language anchor charts. These cover all topics below:
This is a growing unit and I will be adding to it as time goes on and the price will increase when that happens. This is including both my Nursery Rhyme Poetry Unit and my Figurative Language Units
These tie in beautifully for my history units around the gold rush times as several poems are from that era and the language is discussed in detail.
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