I have used this project as a summative assessment at the end of the school year for many years across two grade levels (6th and 8th). It has taken multiple formats as my students choose the medium that they utilize.
This project can be used as a summative assessment in Middle and High School.
In this lesson, students review types of figurative language before examining poetry to find real examples of figurative language in use.
This lesson has students work in cooperative groups to understand and analyze Shakespearean sonnets. The final product is a scrapbook containing analyses of the sonnets by the different group members.
In this lesson, students learn the basics of annotating poetry as a means to analyze it. Students use a short poem of their (or your) choice and follow step-by-step instructions to break it down.
This lesson looks at the song lyrics of Bruce Springsteen as lyrical poetry. Students analyze his use of imagery, hyperbole, and vivid language in his songs, then write lines of their own lyrics that use similar language.
Students will analyze and annotate any form of poetry using this graphic organizer. They will determine the vocabulary, conflict, setting, tone, mood, symbols, and the theme.
This lesson plan uses song lyrics to teach students to read and listen to poetry without letting personal bias influence their understanding of their reading. Students listen to a song as a class and analyze various details about the words, while also considering how perspective influences their understanding of it.
This lesson has students carefully read and analyze "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost. It allows for adaptation to cover any of several literary devices used in the poem. Also provided are three different ways for students to respond the poem.
In this lesson plan, students analyze a poem in groups on a very rigid schedule. Students read and annotate the poem, then prepare a three-minute presentation to the class about it.
In this lesson, students will learn about Renaissance poetry by seveal famous English Renaissance authors using the jigsaw method. Students will become an expert on one of the poets, then share what they learned with a group.