Figurative Language -Poetry Lesson 4

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SWBAT identify figurative language in poetry.

Big Idea

Figurative language colors the words of a poem so we might see what the poet sees.

Warm Up

10 minutes

To open class today, I will display the poem "Jabberwocky" on the SMART board, and invite students to come up and mark responses as we discuss yesterday's assignment.


20 minutes

The lesson for today continues the poetry Powerpoint. Today we will move through slides 35-45.  The slides are somewhat self explanatory.  *Note that the powerpoint must be downloaded in order to view correctly.

I have uploaded this powerpoint to Edmodo for student access both in and out of class.  who do not have access at home can also print a copy from their classroom computer.  This type of access allows students who are home sick or have been out to access the material easily.

Independent Work

20 minutes

To allow students to interact with a poem applying what we've just discussed, they will annotate their own copy of the poem "The Highwayman".

They'll take a copy from the caddy.  We'll discuss the directions (found on the page with the poem), and I'll read the poem aloud (as a first read) before they get started.  Note -Read correctly this one can have them hanging on the edge of their seats!

Student will reread independently as many times as needed and may use their powerpoint to refer back to.

Wrap Up

5 minutes

To wrap up class today, I'll ask students to share one thing they have marked on their copy of "Highwayman". They'll complete the task for homework, but I want to give them a chance to get an idea as to whether or not they are headed in the right direction. I do realize how valuable they are as teachers of one another.