Reflection: Lesson Planning Types of Poetry Part 2- Poetry Lesson 6 - Section 2: Lesson


When planning which poems to share with my students, I choose based on my students -not myself, and I often change poem selections based on the current class and their needs.

I try to choose a variety of topics. I think it is important to represent different interest - especially if I want to get my more reluctant students to "buy in". I know, for example that my boys are going to have a stereotypical view of poetry if I present too much "love" poetry.  I have one female student who has declared that she doesn't like poetry because "everybody dies in poetry". Hence, I've selected a range of poems from "If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking" to "Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face".

Additionally, I try to give my students a glimpse of the classics like Poe, Frost and Dickinson, but balance that with modern poets like Soto and Prelutsky.  I get very little time with poetry and want to make a positive impression on my students so they will see poetry is accessible.

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Types of Poetry Part 2- Poetry Lesson 6

Unit 12: Poetry Unit
Lesson 6 of 10

Objective: SWBAT identify a sonnet, haiku, concrete and lyric poetry.

Big Idea: So many poetic forms, so little time.

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if i can stop one heart by emily dickinson
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