These poetry analysis worksheets are an excellent modern and engaging activity to have students take ownership of their learning and dig deeper and closely read a poem. Get ready for National Poetry Month!!
The questions and tasks on these graphic organizers correlate directly with not only CCSS anchor standards, but also with higher-level thinking analysis skills on topics such as symbolism, mood, figurative language, structure, tone, diction, and more. The enable you to scaffold the poetry reading process and take students step by step deeper into poetry. The sheets can be used in isolation, or you could use several for one poem depending on what your needs are!
I've used these worksheets in my room for years with easier poems such "The Listeners" or "Stopping by Woods" all the way to more difficult poems such as "The Chimney Sweeper," "Dover Beach," "Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night," and countless others. That's the best thing about poetry worksheets such as these: they work with any poem you have for any level of secondary students.
You can have these ready and pull them out a moment's notice to conduct an amazingly in-depth lesson of your favorite poem! Your students will love that they are beautifully designed. You will love that your students are engaged successfully in discussing poetry. Your admin will love that students are thinking critically and meeting standards.
Skills included for analysis:
-Meaning Across Texts
-Figurative Language and Sounds Devices
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Take a look at my additional poetry resources:
Poetry Analysis Task Cards
Digital Poetry e-Worksheets for Any Poem
Poetry Terms I Have Who Has Review Game
Poetry Terms Interactive Game
You may already have some great poetry lessons hanging out in your files, but if you are looking for some fresh, new ideas, take a look at these!
Malala Yousafzai Nonfiction Speech Mini Unit Lesson
Fall Football Poetry Lesson for Teens, "The Boys of Fall"
Paired Poetry & Short Story Mini Lesson, T is for Time
Lesson for Teens, Poetry "The Listeners"
Poetry & Nonfiction Lesson with Project for Teens, Shoes that Give
Poetry Close Reading Lesson: Who Am I?
Stopping by Woods Lesson
Poetry & Nonfiction Lesson for Teens: Entitlement or Gratitude?
Lesson for Teens, Poetry "Upton Wood"
Earth Day Paired Text Reading Lesson, Speech and Poem
End of Year Poetry, Surviving Senioritis, Poetry Month Activities, 2 Week Pack
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