INTERACTIVE POETRY UNIT -  For grades 6 - 8, CC aligned, student graded

This interactive CC aligned poetry unit is designed to turn middle school students on to poetry. It is fun, creative, and challenging. Each section is student graded, which really cuts down on teacher paperwork.

This unit is Common Core aligned but was developed long before Common Core. It has been aligned so it can be implemented in any classroom.

This unit includes:
*Complete lessons with rubrics and scoring guides
*Literary devices/elements of poetry with examples
*Types of poetry with examples and suggestions on poems to read to the class
*Six pattern poems to get students started writing poetry
*The following three poems to analyze

-O, Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman
-The Highwayman By Alfred Noyes
-Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll

*A literary devices/elements of poetry and types of poetry test

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Created: Aug 19, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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