Lesson Plan

Concrete Poems

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Concrete poems, or shape poems as they are sometimes called, are the focus of the eighth lesson in this poetry unit. Young scholars examine several examples of concrete poems and consider how the shape contributes to the poem's meaning.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Post concrete poems around the classroom
  • Remind pupils to keep all work in their poetry notebooks
Classroom Considerations
  • Eighth of 12 lessons in a poetry unit designed for seventh graders
  • The provided poems include those written by seventh graders
  • Lessons in the unit ask learners to consider what each concept adds to their understanding of poetry
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