Unit: Poetry

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Unit Description

Students will recognize multiple types and styles of poetry. They will respond in writing to poetry as well as read poetry fluently and with expression. Students will be able to define and identify figurative language in poetry.

Lessons

Characteristics of Poetry Resources: 2

Students will be able to notice characteristics of poetry as a genre.

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Parts of Poetry Resources: 1

Students will be able to notice stanzas and lines in a poem.

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Rhyme Scheme Resources: 1

Students will be able to identify and label different rhyme schemes in poetry.

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Free Verse and Couplets

Students will be able to identify and distinguish between free verse poetry and poems with rhyming couplets.

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Alliteration Resources: 1

Students will be able to identify and create alliteration in poetry.

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Onomatopoeia Resources: 1

Students will be able to define and identify examples of onomatopoeia in poetry.

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Metaphors Resources: 1

Students will be able to identify metaphors in poetry and explain their meaning.

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Similes Resources: 1

Students will be able to identify similes and explain their meaning in a poem.

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Metaphors and Similes Resources: 2

Students will be able to distinguish between metaphors and similes. They will also explain the meaning of metaphors and similes in poems.

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Meaning of Poetry Resources: 1

Students will be able to determine the meaning of a poem by analyzing an author's word choice and respond in writing.

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Responding to Poetry in Writing Resources: 1

Students will be able to answer questions about a poem to summarize the main idea. They will also identify points of interest and confusion.

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Reading Poetry Fluently Resources: 1

Students will be able to read a poem with fluency and expression. They will also use a checklist to rate students on their ability to read fluently.

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Haiku Resources: 1

Students will be able to identify and define a Haiku as a type of poetry. They will be able to use this knowledge to create their own Haikus.

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Limerick Resources: 1

Students will be able to identify and define limericks as a style of poetry. They will also be given time to create their own limericks.

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Cinquain Resources: 1

Students will be able to identify the common structures of cinquain poetry and write their own examples.

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Personification Resources: 1

Students will be able to define and identify examples of personification.

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Mood in Poetry Resources: 1

Students will determine the mood of various poems and explain their reasoning.

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Voice in Poems Resources: 1

Students will be able to identify the speaker in a poem and distinguish between the personal and imaginary voice. They will also identify the speaker's message in a poem.

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Point of View

Students will be able to determine if a poem is written in first or third person point of view and define each view.

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Poetry Assessment Resources: 1

Students will be able to complete an assessment of poetry skills.

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