We found 402 reviewed resources for lyric poetry
The Summer Fun Summer Learning Poetry Unit
1st - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Focus on poetry this summer to enhance those comprehension, fluency, and language skills with a set of resources intended to explore different types of poetry, specifically lyric poetry. The daily activities contain differentiation ideas...
Exploring the Irish in America Through Found Poetry
7th - 9th
What was life like for Irish immigrants settling in America during the late 1800's? Learners examine primary source documents, such as lyrics, poems, and letters, to understand the immigrant experience. They then use those primary source...
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
Poetry from the Trenches of World War I
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Often, the real-life experiences of soldiers gets lost back home when the war seems so far away. Scholars investigate the personal side of World War I in the trenches of Europe to complete a collaborative social studies activity. When...
Epic Poetry: Literary Terms for Story Analysis
11th - Higher Ed
What do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and The Odyssey have in common? Why, they are all epics, of course, and are presented here as examples of the literary term. If you are beginning a study of epics, consider previewing the terms included...
More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can...
Diamante Duos: characteristics of a diamante poem
6th - 8th
This resource on Diamante poems begins with a group activity that activates the class' thinking through a word association exercise. Next, they review the key elements of Diamantes. Then pupils practice their computer skills by designing...
Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry
6th - 10th
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners...
The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Allusions
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
An allusion can help a writer get a complex idea across with just a few words by tapping into shared cultural knowledge and memory. Examine this phenomenon in Robinson Jeffers' poems "To the House" and "Hooded Night." Learners discuss...
Death in Poetry: A.E. Housman's "To an Athlete Dying Young" and Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"
10th - Higher Ed
Learners analyze poems about death. For this poetry analysis lesson, students read poems from both Dylan Thomas and A.E. Housman and analyze them in groups for common poetic devices. Learners present their analysis and complete a Venn...
With Your Own Two Hands: Are You Changing the World or "Waiting for the World to Change"?
11th - 12th
Can your pupils change the world? Explore this question with Ben Harper's song "With My Own Two Hands" and John Mayer's "Waiting for the World to Change." After listening to the songs, they discuss the tools at their disposal for...
The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: What Makes a Poet Great?
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Open the floor for a discussion about what poetry can offer to readers. Invite your class to discuss Robison Jeffers' poems "To the Stone-Cutters" and "Love the Wild Swan" as well as what poetry can provide in general. To close up your...
From the Adolescent Heart:: Lesson 7 of 9 In Unit Plan
6th - 9th
Students recall their first experience with driving something with an engine for the first time. In this language arts class, students will listen to the song Drive by Alan Jackson, examine the lyrics for literary devices and compose a...
The Craft of Poetry: Understanding the Structure of the Sonnet
9th - 12th
Students write a sonnet using iambic pentameter. They select appropriate lyric topics, follow the rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet, display an understanding of sonnet structure and share their sonnets with their classmates.
Rock & Roll through Literary Terms: An Upbeat Lyrical Adventure
7th - 12th
Students participate in a variety of activities surrounding Rock & Roll music, lyrics, drama and visual art and how they all help demonstrate examples of literary terms. They use Rock & Roll as an effective aid to stimulate their...
Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”
5th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to...
A Modest Proposal: Irony Made Understandable with Rock and Roll
9th - 12th
Who doesn't love music? Poems and songs will engage your high school class in a discussion about irony. Use songs like "Rockin' in the Free World" or "Born in the U.S.A." to illustrate the ironic point of view. Print the lyrics so...
"Music Be the Food Of Love": Found Poetry with Shakespeare and Hip Hop
9th - 12th
High schoolers create found poetry using lines from hip hop songs and Shakespeare's plays. They try to rewrite the words to music so that more people can explain Shakespeare's plays. They discuss the results of the activity.
Dance of the Times: African-American Expression of Jazz
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Music enthusiasts discover the birth of jazz and explore a variety of images showcasing African-Americans' expression of the music. Taking part in a grand conversation, pupils discuss the myriad of emotions that come to be from reviewing...
Understanding and Appreciating Poetry: Afro-Americans and Their Poetry
Sixth graders are introduced to poems written by African-American authors. As a class, they read excerpts of poems from different time periods and discuss how and if anything has changed over time with discrimination and equal rights...
5th - 10th
Check out these detailed lessons using popular music across genres to explain songwriting concepts such as figurative language, elaboration, and tone. Learners examine lyrics to the songs from different musical genres and practice putting the skills into practice. These nine resources could easily be used with a poetry writing focus as well, and everything you need is here!
One With Nature: Lesson 3 Is Number 3 Of 16 In Unit Plan
6th - 9th
Have your class analyze root words, suffixes and prefixes. Start by reading "To The Thawing Wind" by Robert Frost, and deconstruct the words looking for affixes. Learners then listen to two songs by John Denver and, on their lyrics...
Screening Coleridge’s Fantasies: Using Popular Music as a Bridge to Literacy
Twelfth graders use music to aid them in interpreting poetry. In this poetry lesson, 12th graders analyze the lyrics, figurative language, and literary devices of selected music. Students compare the music to the poetry of Samuel...
How Poets Evoke Social and Historical Representations
9th - 12th
Students explore how poems represent the social, historical, and cultural times that they were written in. In this poetry lesson plan, students compare and contrast poems with music of the time and explore implications of writing poems...