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What is Poetry? Contrasting Poetry and Prose
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 45-minute sessions|
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January 14, 2014
I ran this lesson with my 8th grade students today to start our poetry unit. I changed the poem to "Abandoned Farmhouse" and had great success. Going through the next lesson tomorrow!
April 14, 2011
Great lesson!!! My students really enjoyed session 1 which we just finished today. One change I made:
I had my students watch the following video clip after several readings of the poem, "Unfolding Bud," and had them write about what the video added to their understanding of the poem. For my visual learners, it really helped them picture the first stanza. And for those who were having a difficult time grasping the metaphor of the poem (compared to an unfolding water-lily) the video brought it to life.
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