Teaching Poetry in Middle School


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A poetry toolbox is

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1. What does the lesson's author recommend as the first step to teach poetry to middle school students?

2. Which of the following would be written in the ''Tools'' column of the poetry toolbox?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These resources will examine your current knowledge of things like the Poetry Toolbox's uses and components, as well as the steps of teaching poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

We'll particularly focus on:

  • What the Poetry Toolbox is
  • The first step recommended for teaching poetry at the middle-school level
  • Traits of the Tools column in the Poetry Toolbox
  • What students shouldn't do with their Poetry Toolbox
  • The proper order of poetry introduction to middle-schoolers

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different features of the Poetry Toolbox
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding suggested conduct for teaching middle-schoolers poetry and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about how students should and shouldn't use their Poetry Toolbox

Additional Learning

Pull up our affiliated lesson titled Teaching Poetry in Middle School to learn even more about instruction at this grade level. In this lesson, we'll cover:

  • Good starter poems
  • The significance of class participation
  • Creating the Poetry Toolbox
  • How students can apply the Poetry Toolbox later on