How to Teach Poetry


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Tone is _____ and mood is _____.

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1. Which of the following elements of poetry are ideal for discussing poetry as song?

2. Imagery, metaphor, and similes are examples of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you to understand teaching strategies regarding poetry in the classroom and some of the vocabulary surrounding poetry. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include definitions of tone, mood, and imagery, as well as the use of culturally diverse poetry in the classroom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Definitions of tone and mood
  • The meaning of theme
  • Personification, metaphor and similes
  • The definition of imagery
  • Using culturally diverse poetry in the classroom

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information concerning imagery in poetry from the lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as tone and theme
  • Knowledge application use your knowledge to answer questions about using culturally diverse poetry in the classroom

Additional Learning

To learn more about teaching strategies involving poetry, review the accompanying lesson on Teaching Poetry. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define tone and mood and find an example of each
  • Understand how a poem put to the beat of a song can spark students' interest in poetry
  • Define and find an example of imagery
  • Know how acting out poetry in the form of a drama can heighten students' interest in poetry