Reflection: Lesson Planning How Do I Find THE MEssage in poetry? - Section 5: Closure


The modeling of "A Poison Tree" took a little longer than I anticipated, so I'm really glad I split my lesson into two days. The students were really into finding the theme and helping me dig through the poem, so it wasn't a real quick think aloud like I can usually do. We really talked a lot about the literal and figurative meaning of the foe dying at the end. This was crucial in getting to the theme, so I welcomed their questions and conversations. This was one of those teachable moments I look forward to, and I'm glad I decided mid-teaching to extend the lesson and just do more small groups on day 2.

  Changing the Course
  Lesson Planning: Changing the Course
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How Do I Find THE MEssage in poetry?

Unit 4: Poetry: A Love/Hate Relationship- "Love That Dog"
Lesson 13 of 20

Objective: SWBAT use strategies to determine the theme of a poem

Big Idea: As hard as it is to believe, poets don't just sit around writing down their feelings. They really want to tell YOU something.

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