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In the Poet's Shoes: Performing Poetry and Building Meaning

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Four 30-minute sessions to review poetry and complete the analysis; five 20-minute sessions to prepare for the presentation
Lesson Author

Beth O'Connor

Westfield, Massachusetts

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Calendar Activities

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Talking Poetry with Blabberize

Students will be motivated to share their poetry through an online tool the features recording and animation.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

What is Poetry? Contrasting Poetry and Prose

Students often find poetry frustrating and meaningless. By helping students think critically about the differences between poetry and prose, this introduction sets the stage for different strategies for comprehending poetic texts.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   8 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 29

Poet Yusef Komunyakaa was born in 1947.

Students examine imagery in the work of Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 25

Poet Robert Burns was born in 1759.

Students read examples of traditional Scottish ballads and use this information to write and perform their own ballads.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 17

William Carlos Williams was born in 1883.

Students write imitation poems, review grammatical structures, and use the ReadWriteThink Printing Press or Stapleless Book to publish their finished work.

 

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