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Lesson 6: Read "Clothesline" By Ralph Fletcher; Explore Words and Phrases Through Mirror Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The five senses are the focus of a lesson designed to explore feelings that a poem evokes through a variety of words and phrases. After a read-aloud and grand conversation, scholars dance to the free-verse poem "Clothesline" by Ralph...
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Lesson 5: Create Dances With Prosody For “Sparklers;” TRAIL Marker #1

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After a brain dance to warm up gross motor skills, small groups create and present a dance that showcases the free-verse poem "Sparklers" by Mark Vinz. The lesson closes with a progress monitoring system designed to assess comprehension...
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Lesson 4: Instruct On Prosody; Explore Words and Phrases In Sparklers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Introduce the importance of prosody with a instructional activity that spotlights the free-verse poem "Sparklers" by Mark Vinz. Poetry enthusiasts begin with a discussion about using feeling and expression. They then take part in a vocal...
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Lesson 3: Read Sparklers By Mark Vinz And Instruct On Dance Concepts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Poetry enthusiasts read the poem, Sparklers by Mark Vinz, discuss their feelings after hearing it, and create an interpretive dance based on the emotions it provoked. 
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Lesson 2: Explore Words And Phrases In Dragonfly And Instruct On The Dance Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Encourage pupils to get up and move! A lesson showcases the free-verse poem "Dragonfly" by Georgia Heard, and challenges scholars to express feelings through interpretive dance. 
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The Road Not Taken

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Every time you make a choice, it prevents another option from taking shape. Spend some time analyzing "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost with a reading activity that includes four discussion questions that recall evidence from the text.
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War Is Kind

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ponder the complexities of war, peace, and country with Stephen Crane's "War is Kind." After reading the poem, learners answer six questions in a class discussion or as an individual assessment.
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How Can Poetry Make People Think and Care?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Can beautiful words change the world? Literary scholars discover how to paint their visions of change using poetry in a series of three workshops. Each independent topic gives participants a chance to examine their feelings about...
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Poetry: Writers on Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Poets bring images to life with poetic forms, style and word choice, and figurative language.  A comprehensive poetry unit focuses on key reading skills, literary skills, and writing skills. In addition, every poem within the unit...
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Poetry Explications

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Explication may sound like a fancy word, but it's just a fancy way to say analysis. Using a handout on poetry explications, part of a larger series on specific writing assignments, writers learn how to break down and analyze a poem. The...
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Water/Ways: The Poetry of Science

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Water is the source of life. It appears in poetry in both peaceful and torrential descriptions; it appears in earth science in its liquid, gaseous, and solid states. Combine these interpretations of our planet's most precious and...
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Free Verse Poetry Rubric

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Follow poetry instruction with a four-category rubric designed to guide budding poets' writing of free verse poetry. 
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A Poetic Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Whitman and Dickinson are poet rebels responsible for the birth of Modernism. The resource comes complete with a selection of poetry from each, such as "Song of Myself" (Whitman) and "Because I could not Stop for Death" (Dickinson), as...
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Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith" and Whitman's "Song of Myself"

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Although the work Americans do has changed over time, the plight of the American worker has largely remained the same. Facilitate a class discussion aboutAmerican workers using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith" and...
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Nostalgia

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
To prepare for crafting their own memoir, class members examine poetry by Margaret Atwood, Billy Collins, Robert Hayden, and Claude McKay, stories by Richard Rodriquez and Willa Cather, and Barry Levinson's film Avalon. They examine how...
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Core Assessment Module: I Too Sing America

For Teachers 7th Standards
What does being an American mean? Scholars explore this question through Langston Hughes' poem, "I, Too, Sing America." The sixth of 10 lessons is scaffolded to begin with taking notes about the poem, then have learners complete a...
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Poetic Elements

For Students 9th - 12th
Poetry is all about sound and rhythm. The sound of the words, the rhythm of the lines, and the emotional atmosphere created by these elements and the literary devices poets use, compress whole stories into a few stanzas. The specialized...
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An Introduction to T.S. Eliot's The Sacred Wood

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Do poets need to be familiar with strategies and techniques use by past and contemporary poets in order to be successful? They do according to T.S. Eliot. An intriguing video offers an overview of the key ideas in T.S. Eliot's The Sacred...
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Early American Poets

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The poems of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson are the focus of a unit that asks readers to consider how an artist's life and changes in society influences his or her work. After careful study of Whitman's and Dickinson's perspectives on...
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Teaching Emily Dickinson: A Common Core Close Reading Seminar

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Three of Emily Dickinson's poems, "I like to see it," "Because I could not stop for Death," and "We grow accustomed to the Dark," provide instructors with an opportunity to model for class members how to use close reading strategies to...
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Poe’s “The Raven” – Unity of Effect

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
How do Poe's choices of imagery, rhythm and rhyme scheme, and structure help build the desired single effect of "The Raven"? After listening to a dramatic reading of the poem, class members consider whether Poe's choices do create a...
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Teaching Shakespeare: Sonnet 73

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
It's that time of year to consider how Shakespeare selects his images and structures his Sonnet 73 to develop the meaning of the poem. Class members examine the rhyme scheme, the indented lines, the conceit, and the images used in each...
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Rhyme and Repetition in Poe's "Annabel Lee"

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Many and many a year ago Edgar Allan Poe crafted the chilling tale of "Annabel Lee." The poem is the perfect vehicle to introduce Poe's concept of unity of effect, the idea that every element in a poem or story should help to develop a...
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Writing About Literature: Exploring Themes About Conformity

For Students 7th Standards
Feeling the pressure to confirm is something any adolescent can relate to. Explore an essential theme with a response to literature assessment that prompts learners to identify main ideas with evidence and supporting details.