This complete unit teaches students the structures of prose, drama, and poetry then asks them to identify each type of literature. You’ll have everything you need for direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment.
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This unit, created by master teacher Brenda Kovich
, includes lesson plans, Prose, Drama, and Poetry PowerPoint
, Prose, Drama, and Poetry Practice Pack
, and additional resources for practice.
• Lesson plans
• PowerPoint presentation for direct instruction
• One-page quick reference guide with samples of each type of literature
• One-page quick reference guide with prose, drama, and poetry terms
• One-page list of additional poetry terms
• Five stories, each based on classic children’s literature*, that include prose, drama, and poetry (Students must identify each type of literature and explain structures in the right-hand column.)
• Additional PowerPoint presentation for practice of rhythm and rhyme in poetry
• Three additional texts for practice discriminating between forms of literature and their elements
The companion website houses even more resources.
• Video explaining elements of poetry
• Video explaining elements of drama
• Video explaining elements of prose
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1. Direct Instruction of Prose, Drama, and Poetry – An interactive PowerPoint presentation presents structures of each type of literature. Prose, drama, and poetry related to “Mary Had a Little Lamb” are used as examples.**
2. Guided Practice – Teacher and students discuss examples of prose, drama, and poetry in “Mother Goose’s Party.”
3. Independent Practice – Students discriminate between the three types of literature and explain structures using “Robin Hood,” “Little Red Riding Hood Meets the Wolf,” and “Hansel and Gretel.”
4. Assessment – Students discriminate between types of literature and explain structures for “Goldilocks, or the Three Bears.”
5. Review & Practice – Use “America the Beautiful,” “The Crow and the Pitcher,” and “The Journey to Oz” to review and practice.
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*Stories and illustrations were adapted from Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades
by Florence Holbrook, and Mary’s Little Lamb
by Edith Francis Foster, which are now in the public domain.
I’m committed to continual improvement. This unit was updated and enhanced on July 15, 2017.