This unit is designed to engage your students through poetic analysis as well as project-based learning. Students will read and analyze five Victorian poems (“The Lady of Shalott" by Tennyson, “Porphyria's Lover” and “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning, “Spring and Fall” by Hopkins, and “How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning).
Then, students will use their close reading guides to complete three mini-projects based on the poems. They will have structured choice for their project completion within a “Three in a Row” project option board. Your students can complete the activities in digital or print format.
A 5-day pacing plan is included.
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*Please note: This unit includes a PowerPoint with editable text boxes for the close reading questions, the options for the project-based assessment, and the rubric. This means you can edit certain parts of the text on these slides; however, due to copyright restrictions for clip art and fonts, the images and format is secure and not editable.
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If your students need practice with poetic analysis skills, check out my Analyzing Poetry Mini-Unit.
I use my song analysis activity as an introduction to this unit. It’s a great way to set the stage for students to appreciate reading and writing poetry.