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Poetry Unit EDITABLE


I love poetry! I love reading it, I love teaching it, and I love the discussions I can have with my students because of it. May students (and some teachers) dislike poetry because they think it’s too difficult. I once had a student tell me that poetry was like a “code” that needed to be unlocked. Cringe!! Some poems are meant to be analyzed. Some poems and meant to sound beautiful, and some poems are meant to be simple and enjoyed for what they are. This unit has a little of all of those things.

Students love this poetry unit. It is a complete unit with no prep required on the teacher’s part. This 2-week unit includes a student guide, 12 detailed lesson plans, a multimedia presentation (no internet connection required), a complete answer key with annotated poems (this is a teacher favorite!), and an end-of-the-unit evaluation with an answer key.

Just print it and teach it. It really is that easy.

This bundle includes individual lessons devised to teach students the importance of:

❒ Figurative language (its uses and effects)

❒ How to read poetry

❒ The importance of rhythm

❒ The importance of tone and attitude in a poem

❒ Types of poetry

❒ How to analyze poetry

❒ How to appreciate poetry (even when you don’t understand it)

This unit’s focus is the analysis of poetry and teaches students how to make inferences, which is a skill they must learn for their other subjects as well.

Poems include authors such as Emily Dickinson, Dorothy Parker, Thomas Gray, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Alfred Noyes, T.S. Eliot, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, and Walt Whitman.

The unit has been conceived to last 12 days – with 65-minute periods (although they are easy to modify).

The unit includes:

1 – The teacher guide (Contains 12 comprehensive lesson plans to teach the poems included in the unit. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TEACH THIS UNIT HAS BEEN DONE FOR YOU. )

2 – The student package (Contains students’ notes, poems, and questions) (28 pages)

3 – The answer key includes annotated poems, answers to all student activities, and an example of a paragraph developing a theme in poetry (saving you time).

4 – A multimedia PowerPoint presentation to introduce the unit (17 slides) – NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED

A total of 68 pages + 17 slides are included in this package.

This unit is complete and does all of the thinking for you. All you need to do is to print out and photocopy the student package, and you’re set.

This product is available at a lower cost. Click on the link below for more information. Poetry Unit for Senior Students (Bundled) – Editable in Word

Check out this sample lesson from the unit:

Free Poetry Lesson: Analysing Poetry (NO PREP)

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It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
68 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Structure of a Story, Drama, or Poem – Playlist and Teaching Notes”

by Wisewire
5th Grade

Students explore standard RL.5.5 with this playlist. They will explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the structure of a poem.. Students also have the option to listen to instructional audio and complete practice quizzes or activities.

This product includes:

• 5 links to instructional videos or texts

• 3 links to practice quizzes or activities

• 1 assessment that includes five multiple choice questions

• Definitions of key terms, such as denouement and exposition

• Examples of how to identify and analyze key details

• An excerpt from “A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia” by G. A. Henty

• An excerpt from “Dr. Hardhack’s Prescription” by K. McDowell Rice

• “My Love Ship” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

• An excerpt from “The Boor” by Anton Chekhov

• “The Ecchoing Green” by William Blake

• An excerpt from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum

• An accompanying Teaching Notes file

The Teaching Notes file includes:

• Additional activities to help your students explore the standard

• Links to additional practice quizzes or activities

• An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels

Save with bundles!

Reading Lit & Informational Texts Playlists – Complete Grade 5 Bundle (SAVE 30%!)

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Reading Lit Playlists – Craft & Structure Bundle for Grade 5 (SAVE 20%!)

Need more resources?

Poetry, Prose, and Drama – Playlist and Teaching Notes

Parts of a Story and Structure – Playlist and Teaching Notes


Please note, passages in this product appear in these other products:

An excerpt from “A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia” by G. A. Henty appears in:

RL.5.5 – Quiz and Answer Guide

“My Love Ship” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox appears in:

RL.5.5 – Quiz and Answer Guide

An excerpt from “The Boor” by Anton Chekhov appears in:

Determining Theme – Playlist and Teaching Notes

RL.5.5 – Quiz and Answer Guide

An excerpt from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum appears in:

Adjective Order – Playlist and Teaching Notes

Compare Characters, Settings, & Events – Playlist and Teaching Notes

Connect Text and Visual Presentations – Playlist and Teaching Notes

Drawing Inferences – Playlist and Teaching Notes

Explicit Information – Playlist and Teaching Notes

How Characters Respond to Challenges – Playlist and Teaching Notes

Modern Fiction Draws on Tradition – Playlist and Teaching Notes

RL.5.3– Quiz and Answer Guide

RL.5.4– Quiz and Answer Guide

The Meaning of Figurative Language – Playlist and Teaching Notes


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