Imagist Poetry Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about Imagist poetry. Students will watch an engaging video defining the term and tenets of Imagist poetry, then read, listen to and analyze noted Imagist poems. Discussion questions, a quiz and guided work get students ready to try the craft on their own.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define Imagist poetry and give the three tenets that define the genre
  • analyze and discuss work by Imagist poets
  • write Imagist poetry

Length

1 hour for lesson plus time for independent writing

Materials

  • Copies of a variety of Imagist poems

Key Vocabulary

  • Imagism
  • Modernism
  • Free verse

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.5

With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.10

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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