I love poetry! I love reading it, teaching it, and 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.
In this unit, students will learn about: symbols, imagery, theme, poetic language, and how to approach and analyze poetry.
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 (which 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.
An editable version of this unit is available by clicking on the link below.
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