Ch 9: Forms of Poetry Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

In this chapter you will find helpful lesson plan outlines on poetry that you can use in your Literature class. Every lesson plan is outlined in our engaging lessons for your convenience.

Forms of Poetry Lesson Plans- Chapter Summary

This chapter was organized to help make planning poetry lesson plans easy and convenient for you. We understand the demands of a teaching professional so this chapter will help you save time and resources. Poetry lesson plans that will be outlined in this chapter include the following:

  • Acrostic poems
  • Found poetry
  • Rhythm in poetry
  • Sonnets
  • Odes
  • Haiku poetry

How It Helps

  • Student comprehension: The lesson plans in this chapter will help your students learn about different types of poetry and increase their understanding.
  • Learning objectives: The chapter will cover important aspects of different types of poetry and how to identify them
  • Curriculum standards: The lessons in this chapter will allow you to meet curriculum standards required in literature

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning poetry lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific poetry topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your literature class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related poetry lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important poetry concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant poetry-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

41 Lessons in Chapter 9: Forms of Poetry Lesson Plans
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Types of Poetry Lesson Plan for Elementary School

1. Types of Poetry Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the different types of poetry. Students will read a text lesson, read poetry samples, then make their own poetry pie to show understanding.

Poetry Terms Lesson Plan for Elementary School

2. Poetry Terms Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Playing with words and phrases is what students will do in this lesson! Students will review poetry terms, practice identifying them in examples, and have the opportunity to compose some lines of poetry themselves.

Acrostic Poem Lesson Plan

3. Acrostic Poem Lesson Plan

Acrostic poems may seem simple, but they have an interesting history. This lesson guides you through teaching your students about the origin and meaning behind acrostic poems, view examples, then have them give it a try.

Acrostic Poem: Definition & Examples

4. Acrostic Poem: Definition & Examples

Though they may seem like simple forms of poetry today, acrostic poems have a history of depth and creativity that has crossed many centuries and time zones. Read on to find out how to write an acrostic poem, and who has used this poetic form in their own writings.

Sonnet Lesson Plan

5. Sonnet Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson to teach your students the characteristics of a sonnet and examine the history. Provide students with a few samples, and allow them to take a stab at writing some of their own.

Sonnets: Definition & Examples

6. Sonnets: Definition & Examples

If you want to profess your love in a poem, you might not think to look back a few hundred years for inspiration. Learn how some of the greatest poets in history used the sonnet to woo their lovers.

Sonnet Activities

7. Sonnet Activities

Learning about sonnets can be such an exciting experience for students of poetry! This lesson offers hands-on activities for helping your students learn more about sonnets.

Ode in Poetry Lesson Plan

8. Ode in Poetry Lesson Plan

Students have likely heard of an ode, but do they know what it is? Clear up confusion with this lesson plan that uses a video lesson to define the terms, outline forms, and show examples. Students then identify and classify odes in a guided learning experience.

Odes: Forms & Examples

9. Odes: Forms & Examples

Have you ever appreciated something or someone so much you were inspired to write a poem? If so, then the ode is the poem for you! Learn about the three types of odes and how they are used to celebrate the people and things.

What Is Haiku Poetry? - Definition & Examples

10. What Is Haiku Poetry? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what haiku poetry is, take a look at some examples, and see how the traditional Japanese form has influenced its evolution in the English-speaking world.

Haiku Activities & Games

11. Haiku Activities & Games

Haiku poetry is a structured form of Japanese poetry that may be unfamiliar to students. Use the activities and games in this lesson to help students experience haiku poetry and play with language as they create their own haiku.

Concrete Poem Lesson Plan

12. Concrete Poem Lesson Plan

Teach your students about concrete poems with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video lesson that explains what concrete poems are and provides examples. Guided and independent writing help students gradually perfect the craft.

Concrete Poetry: Definition & Examples

13. Concrete Poetry: Definition & Examples

It's not usually written on the sidewalk, but concrete poetry can make a writer's ideas just as solid. Read on to find out more about these creative images and to see some fascinating examples.

Free Verse Poem Lesson Plan

14. Free Verse Poem Lesson Plan

What is free verse poetry and what sets it apart from other types of poetry? This lesson plan uses an engaging video lesson to outline key facts for students. An activity connects students to what they've learned.

Free Verse Poetry Activities

15. Free Verse Poetry Activities

Free verse poetry is a great way for students to experience poetry with the least amount of rules and structure. Use these activities to help students recognize free verse poems and write their own free verse poetry.

What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

16. What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

Did you know that Walt Whitman, who lived in the mid-1800s, was influential in shaping the American identity? Find out how his writing style is connected to the King James Bible and the famous Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Limericks Lesson Plan for Elementary School

17. Limericks Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to introduce students to limerick poems. Students will read a text lesson, discuss limericks, and write their own limerick poems.

Limericks Lesson Plan

18. Limericks Lesson Plan

What is a limerick? This lesson plan uses a fact-filled video lesson that teaches students what a limerick is, how it is formatted and provides several limerick examples. A fun activity turns students into poets.

Limerick: Definition, Rules & Examples

19. Limerick: Definition, Rules & Examples

This lesson reviews closed-form poetry, specifically focusing on limericks. The limerick is defined and the structure is explained. Examples are given to illustrate the format.

Narrative Poem Lesson Plan

20. Narrative Poem Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to launch a narrative poem unit. Students will watch an engaging video outlining four types of narrative poems, read samples of each, discuss content, then give them a try independently. Follow up with a quiz to determine understanding.

Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

21. Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

Some of history's most famous heroes have been immortalized in narrative poetry: King Arthur, Odysseus, and even Jed Clampett. From Homer to Chaucer to Poe to The Beverly Hillbillies, narrative poetry has been used to preserve some of the world's greatest stories.

Narrative Poem Activities

22. Narrative Poem Activities

Some of the most famous tales in literature have been told through narrative poetry. Use these activities to help students experience narrative poetry while they reinforce their comprehension and writing skills.

Imagist Poetry Lesson Plan

23. Imagist Poetry Lesson Plan

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.

The Imagist Movement: Poems, Examples & Key Poets

24. The Imagist Movement: Poems, Examples & Key Poets

The Imagist movement in modern poetry focused on describing objects as opposed to the long philosophical discussions of traditional poetry. Read on to find out more about Imagism and read poems by two of its founders, H.D. and Amy Lowell.

Ballad Poetry Lesson Plan

25. Ballad Poetry Lesson Plan

Teach your students how to write a ballad with this lesson plan. Students start off watching a video that explains the structure of a ballad poem and then shares some examples. Shared writing allows students to practice before applying learning independently.

What is a Ballad Poem? - Definition, Structure & Examples

26. What is a Ballad Poem? - Definition, Structure & Examples

Ballad poems, folk ballads. . . they're all the same, right? Not exactly. Find out the difference in this lesson, where you'll learn about ballad poems, their structure and get to see a couple examples of this poetic genre.

Lyric Poem Lesson Plan

27. Lyric Poem Lesson Plan

What is lyric poetry? This lesson plan uses an informative and engaging video lesson to outline key facts for students. A small group activity provides a deeper connection for students.

Lyric Poetry: Definition, Types & Examples

28. Lyric Poetry: Definition, Types & Examples

This lesson analyzes the characteristics of lyric poetry. Several types of lyric poetry are described with examples demonstrating the construction and theme of each type.

Writing an Elegy Lesson Plan

29. Writing an Elegy Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students first learn about elegies by reading a modern one, written as a song, and a classic one, written as a poem. After they uncover the form of the traditional elegy, students further explore this type of writing by producing an original work.

Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples

30. Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples

For centuries, people have expressed their grief for the loss of loved ones in elegies. Learn how the elegy differs from the eulogy and how Don McLean's 'American Pie' falls into the ranks of Walt Whitman's 'O Captain! My Captain!'

Blank Verse Lesson Plan

31. Blank Verse Lesson Plan

Teach your students about blank verse in prose with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video that defines the term, shows examples and examines writers who successfully used blank verse. Guided practice and independent application ensure student success.

Blank Verse: Definition and Examples

32. Blank Verse: Definition and Examples

Blank verse has been used in both drama and poetry for centuries. Watch this video to see how different poets use this technique to bring the audience into a trance or to jolt them into reflection.

Epic Poetry Lesson Plan

33. Epic Poetry Lesson Plan

Teach your students about epic poetry using this lesson plan, which uses a video lesson to introduce them to the concept and two major epic poems, then cements the concepts with a creative writing activity. Check for understanding with a quiz.

Epic Poetry: Definition, Heroes & Stories

34. Epic Poetry: Definition, Heroes & Stories

Learn about epic poetry in the ancient world. Explore two epic poems, ''Gilgamesh'' and ''The Iliad'' and discover the information these poems contain about the cultures that created them.

War Poetry Essay Questions

35. War Poetry Essay Questions

Reading war poetry can be an important way for students to understand the role of war in the lives of individuals and groups. This lesson offers essay topics that will help students think more deeply about war poetry.

Slam Poetry Lesson Plan

36. Slam Poetry Lesson Plan

Students love emotionally-charged music and often rant to their friends. Slam poetry introduces students to a specific form of poetry that allows them to express themselves in a poetic performance.

Slam Poetry: Definition & Examples

37. Slam Poetry: Definition & Examples

In this lesson you will learn about slam poetry, which is a relatively new and increasingly popular form of poetry. We will also take a look at some examples of slam poems.

Metaphysical Poetry Lesson Plan

38. Metaphysical Poetry Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about metaphysical poetry, as well as a few notable poets. They will explore this through analysis of a poem, as well as creative writing.

Found Poetry Lesson Plan

39. Found Poetry Lesson Plan

Pack a punch in your instruction on found poetry with the help of a Study.com video lesson and an interactive classroom activity. Use the discussion questions to further a students understanding of rhythm and meter.

Haiku Lesson Plan

40. Haiku Lesson Plan

Highlight your instruction on haiku poetry with the help of a Study.com text lesson and a brief yet engaging in-class activity. For further instruction on this topic, consider the optional supplementary activities and related lessons.

Bio-Poem Lesson Plan

41. Bio-Poem Lesson Plan

Bio poems are unique ways to get your students thinking about historical figures or characters in fiction. This lesson plan will introduce your students to this format and help them write their own bio poems.

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