Romantic Poetry Lesson Plan

Instructor: Angela Janovsky

Angela has taught middle and high school English, Business English and Speech for nine years. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and has earned her teaching license.

This lesson plan utilizes an introduction video lesson as well as discussion questions and group activities to teach students about Romantic poetry. The lesson concludes with a quiz and extension activities.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify the traits of Romantic poetry
  • Explain the origins of Romantic poetry
  • Describe some of the most recognized Romantic poets

Length

50-60 minutes.

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.10

By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

  • CCSS.ELA-Listeracy.RL.9-10.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

Key Vocabulary

  • Romanticism
  • Poetry
  • Figurative Language
  • Theme

Materials

  • Anthology of poetry or textbook with samples of Romantic poems
  • Notebook paper and writing utensils
  • Teacher created printouts for note taking or copies of poems (if needed)

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