I love teaching poetry! I love it when my student like learning it too.
So many students dislike poetry that I wanted to create a unit just for them. This unit takes a different approach to teaching poetry all while allowing students to be critical of the songs they hear on the radio. This unit teaches the same skills as traditional poetry units do, but does it in a lighter way.
This video introduces the “Poetry Through Song” unit available for purchase.
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Take a look at the contents of the unit:
–A Figurative Language Bingo Game to make learning and reviewing figurative language more fun.
–The Teacher Guide includes 13 complete lessons focusing on and building on specific skills with each lesson
–The Student Guide includes the following:
-notes on how to approach poetry
-notes on poetic devices and figurative language
– A copy of the following songs: Malibu, Roar, Scars to your Beautiful, Golden Leaves, Sound of Silence, There were Roses, The Cave, Something Just Like This, and Lost Boy. A wide variety of songs are included.
-Activities accompany every song (Theme and meaning, historical and literary allusions, the meaning of pronouns, Thematic connection exercises, video comparison activity, fun with allusions, fun with metaphors, fun with idioms, and much more.) See the preview for more details.
–The Answer Key includes the answers to all questions and activities and comes with detailed annotations of each poem.
–A Culminating Task with rubric included (in Word format for easy modifications)
–140 pages included + 1 video
See the previews of some of the lessons included in the bundle:
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