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Using the Four-Square Strategy to Define and Identify Poetic Terms
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Day 1: 60 minutes
Day 2: 30 minutes
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
Several poetry books
- "The Esquimos Have No Word for 'War'" by Mary Oliver
- Glossary of Poetic Terms
- Shadow Poetry: Poetry Handbook
|1.||Reserve an overhead projector and time in the computer lab. Bookmark "The Esquimos Have No Word for 'War'" on the computers or print out a copy for each student. You may also want to bookmark the other poetry sites listed under Resources.
|2.||Photocopy the Four-Square Graphic Organizer: Defining and Identifying Poetic Terms for each student and create a transparency for use on the overhead projector. Also, make copies of the Four-Square Graphic Organizer for "The Esquimos Have No Word for 'War'".
|3.||Ask each student to bring a poetry book to class for the next two days. Have a variety of poetry books on hand from your library/media center as well.|