Types of Poetry - Poetry Lesson 5

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SWBAT identify narrative poetry.

Big Idea

A story so good it can be told in verse.

Warm Up

15 minutes

Today is Free Read Friday.  (The link here takes will take you to an earlier lesson with my reflection explaining Free Read Friday.) Students will read their personal library books for the first 15 minutes of class.


10 minutes

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

Next, the lesson for today continues with the poetry Powerpoint. Today we will move through slides 46-49 with two types of poetry that tells stories.  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.  Those 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.

As we read/listen to example poems, we will discuss the number of lines, sound devices, and figurative language to apply what we have been learning.

Wrap Up

5 minutes

To wrap up class today, I will ask students to start a new journal entry about the types of poetry.  

"Your next journal entry should be titled, "Types of Poetry".  List both types reviewed today.  Then, define and give an example of each.