"There's a Hole in My Sidewalk" Poetry Analysis Worksheet

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"There's a Hole in My Sidewalk" Poetry Analysis Worksheet
"There's a Hole in My Sidewalk" Poetry Analysis Worksheet
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7th, 8th
Common Core Standards
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I just made this to use in my classroom, so I thought I would share. "There is a Hole in My Sidewalk" is a great way to introduce students to poetry, or just a new poem, and gives them an opportunity to learn about metaphor, theme, and how to use academic language in composing one-paragraph analysis. The poem is about the trials and tribulations of life--perfect for students!

The worksheet walks them through creating a statement about
+metaphor
+theme
=ties them together

+describing the beginning, middle, and end of the poem
+conclusion sentence

I always like to break up my lessons with the students getting up and sharing their responses with a partner or small group. You may do this to break it up a little after each box or two is filled out.

Put these all together to create a neat little analysis.

This is excellent for all students because it utilizes the sentence frame, encouraging using academic language, so it is CCSS aligned. Some frames give a choice as to how to start it, for example:

In the middle of the poem/ Then,/Next,/ As the poem progresses.
Students can circle their choice, and finish writing the sentence.

Of course, you can have the students read the poem first, mark the text, discuss, whatever you would like. You will need to provide definitions for metaphor and theme if necessary.

Hope you like it!

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2
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Teaching Duration
1 hour

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"There's a Hole in My Sidewalk" Poetry Analysis Worksheet
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