Ch 12: Romantic Poets Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

If you are looking for supplemental material to implement into your Romantic poets lesson plans, then you can refer to this chapter for ideas about classroom activities that will enhance your students' learning experience. Accompanying lessons provide more details about specific poets and works from this period.

Romantic Poets - Chapter Summary

From Byron to Keats, you will find several lessons and lesson plans in this chapter that can help to engage your students when learning about Romantic poets. Lesson plans outline creative writing assignments, group activities and extended projects that help them explore concepts in a different light and to ensure their participation in class.

Video and text lessons are classroom aids you can use to delve deeper into Dark Romanticism, Shelley's 'Ozymandias' and other material to help you develop classroom discussions. Short quizzes can be assigned following each lesson to measure how much students understand and to identify any topics they may need to study further.

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  • Common standards: - Makes sure your lesson plans satisfy common core literacy standards in such areas as reading comprehension and literary analysis.
  • Vocabulary words: Identifies and defines key terms that students should know when studying Romanticism.
  • Activities or games: Shows you how to use fun and creative group activities in the classroom to help students learn about Romantic poets in effective, non-traditional ways.

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

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific Romantic poets 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 Romantic poets lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of Romantic poets.
  • Engage your students with relevant Romantic poets-related activities, discussion questions or other materials that are found in the lesson plan outline.

16 Lessons in Chapter 12: Romantic Poets Lesson Plans
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Romantic Poetry Lesson Plan

1. Romantic Poetry Lesson Plan

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.

Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

2. Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

Like the French Revolution that helped inspire it, the Romantic poetry movement signaled massive, controversial changes with ramifications that are still being felt today. Watch this video lesson for an introduction to Romantic poetry, including descriptions of the major authors and significant works.

Dark Romanticism Lesson Plan

3. Dark Romanticism Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the characteristics of Dark Romanticism through a close reading of a poem. They will also analyze mood and diction before practicing some public speaking and creative writing.

Dark Romanticism: Definition, Poems & Books

4. Dark Romanticism: Definition, Poems & Books

Chances are you are familiar with Romanticism, but what is Dark Romanticism? As this lesson shows, it explores much of the darkest sides of human existence.

Dark Romanticism Characteristics

5. Dark Romanticism Characteristics

Deep grief, insanity, criminality, the grotesque and the bizarre are some of the subjects explored by writers categorized by the label Dark Romanticism. These writers focus on the darker aspects of emotion and nature.

Ozymandias Lesson Plan

6. Ozymandias Lesson Plan

Percy Shelley's poem 'Ozymandias' is representative of the ideas of British Romanticism. In this lesson plan, students will learn how to interpret 'Ozymandias' by watching an informative video lesson while practicing a close reading strategy before writing their own version of Shelley's poem.

Percy Shelley's Ozymandias: Analysis and Themes

7. Percy Shelley's Ozymandias: Analysis and Themes

Throughout history, great leaders have come and gone, but great poems outlast them all. In this lesson, you'll learn about one of Percy Shelley's greatest poems, 'Ozymandias.'

She Walks in Beauty Lesson Plan

8. She Walks in Beauty Lesson Plan

What is the meaning behind Lord Byron's 'She Walks in Beauty?' This lesson plan uses an informative video lesson to summarize critical elements of the poem before an activity connects students with the language and imagery of the poem.

Lord Byron Lesson Plan

9. Lord Byron Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan students engage with one another in an active discussion and analysis on the content, tone, language, and overall message of Lord Byron's poetry.

Lord Byron: Poems and Biography

10. Lord Byron: Poems and Biography

Lord Byron was once called 'mad, bad and dangerous to know.' In this lesson, you'll learn about this poet who is one of English Romanticism's most celebrated and prolific figures.

Ode on a Grecian Urn Lesson Plan

11. Ode on a Grecian Urn Lesson Plan

What is the overall message of John Keats' poem 'Ode on a Grecian Urn?' This lesson plan uses a video lesson to analyze this poem stanza by stanza. An activity connects students with the imagery used in the poem after students take a quiz to check what they've learned.

John Keats Lesson Plan

12. John Keats Lesson Plan

If you want to teach your students about one of the British Romantics, John Keats, use this lesson plan to help them understand his life and his poetry. Students will watch a video and engage in a short project involving research and art.

John Keats: Poems, Biography and Quotes

13. John Keats: Poems, Biography and Quotes

Lots of poets only write for a few years, get discouraged by terrible reviews and never amount to much. And then there's John Keats. Despite a short life with an abbreviated literary career and ridicule from prominent critics, Keats' work would come to symbolize the Romantic poetry movement. Watch this lesson to learn more.

The Tyger by William Blake Lesson Plan

14. The Tyger by William Blake Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses William Blake's poem 'The Tyger' to study imagery and teach students to write using imagery. The lesson plan includes a video lesson, discussion questions, group and individual activities and a writing project.

Lamia by Keats Lesson Plan

15. Lamia by Keats Lesson Plan

John Keats' narrative poem 'Lamia' presents a twisted love story between two mythical creatures. This lesson plan summarizes the poem using a video lesson. An activity highlights the imagery of the poem.

Ozymandias Discussion Questions

16. Ozymandias Discussion Questions

Are you interested in teaching your 6th-12th grade students about the two 'Ozymandias' poems? The following discussion questions will help them delve into the details of the legendary literary contest.

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