I have used this unit to flip the classroom on my students. After introducing poetry, I turn the tables and have students teach the class about poems that they have self-selected. Teaching the poems truly helps the students connect with and master the material.
-Common Core Standards are provided
-Two versions of the poetry presentation expectations for either individual presentations or partner work
-Four versions of the assessment rubric
-Mini lesson materials for the 7-Steps to Understanding Poetry (this includes a student handout, teacher key, and a link to my website for a more interactive experience)
-Literary Terms glossary with definitions and examples
-Planning materials to guide students through the creation of their presentations
The difficulty of this unit depends entirely on the rigor of the poems selected. This unit is easily differentiated to meet a variety of learning and student needs.