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Choose, Select, Opt, or Settle: Exploring Word Choice in Poetry
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions, plus time for student projects|
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
What do the words we write really have to say about us? In this lesson, students examine the power of word choice as they write six-word memoirs of their lives.
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Learning About Language
Explore the similarities and differences among words typically considered synonyms with this tool that allows middle- and secondary-level students organize groups of words by connotation on one axis and by register on another.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 26
Students celebrate Frost's birthday by exploring his innovation in the sonnet form by studying poems and presenting them to the class.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 3
Students investigate the website of a past Poet Laureate's project and use it as a model to celebrate poetry that appeals most to them.
Grades 3 – 8 | Strategy Guide
In this strategy guide, you will learn how to organize students and texts to allow for learning that meets the diverse needs of students but keeps student groups flexible.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
This guide provides strategies for choosing text that is appropriate for close reading and to plan for instruction.