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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Form & Meaning in Poetry
Course SummaryTeachers in need of lesson plans and activity ideas about poetry should review this teacher resources course. The course includes lesson plan outlines, class activities and supplemental resources that cover important poetry forms, genres, techniques, works and poets.
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About This Course
Poetry often requires more critical thinking and analysis, which can make teachers apprehensive about teaching poetry in the classroom, but the lesson plans and other tools offered in this course can give you the guidance you need to make your poetry unit go more smoothly. Designed by fellow educators, this course provides you with a plan and activity ideas for teaching about related key terms, major poets, and some of the most well-known poems.
How It Works
As you go through this series of chapters, you will quickly notice all the teaching resources we offer, including text-based articles, lesson plans, and video lessons. Besides offering you plenty of resources, we also accommodate your schedule by making sure our resources are accessible during the week and on weekends.
This course includes:
- Well-designed lesson plans that are ready-to-use in your classroom
- Brief video lessons about poetry-related topics that you can show to your students
- Text-based lessons you can review as you plan sections, or right before class
- Fun flashcards for some of the included lesson topics
- Ideas for activities designed to spark your students' interest in poetry
How It Helps
- Explains effective strategies: Each lesson plan guides you through current teaching strategies for approaching poetry, giving you a better plan for your next poetry lesson.
- Reduces anxiety about poetry: Not all teachers have a strong background in poetry, but these tools give you the knowledge and techniques you need to bolster your confidence.
- Improves student engagement: Students often struggle with poetry, so our instructors have given you activity ideas and lesson plans that specifically address student learning needs.
|Reading & Writing Poetry Lesson Plans|| Detailed lesson plans for poetry, rhyming, imagery, and writing poetry|
Analyzing meaning and form
Reviewing symbolism and imagery examples
Activity ideas for poetry writing methods
|Forms of Poetry Lesson Plans|| Engaging lesson plans for acrostic poems, found poetry, sonnets, odes, and haikus|
Examples and definitions of rhyming, sonnets, and other poetic forms
|Poetry & Poets Lesson Plans|| Informative lesson plans about the poetry and lives of poets including Coleridge, Noyes, Whitman, Frost, Carroll, Thayer, Henley, and Hughes|
Summaries and thematic analyses of famous poems
The genre of literary nonsense
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