Strategies for Analyzing Poetry

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While it may be true that roses are red and violets are blue, not every adolescent poem must begin with those lines. The lesson plan provides strategies for teaching poetry analysis, helping learners improve their own poetry writing. Individuals create poetry dictionaries and scrapbooks, listen to music, and learn how to effectively respond to a poem. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils include pictures and illustrations in their poetry scrapbooks to demonstrate themes, symbols, and other poetic elements
  • To emphasize imagery, read poetry aloud and ask scholars to illustrate it
  • Instruct pairs to compose a collaborative poem and share it with the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Students should have copies of favorite poems for the scrapbook activity 
  • Have an age-appropriate song available to play

  • Contains a variety of engaging, adaptable activities 
  • Provides a list of text and online resources
  • Includes an appendix with ready-to-use worksheets and graphic organizers 

Common Core