To the Heart of Human Expression: Tools of the Poet's Trade (Part 1 of 3)

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Document Camera, Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, Internet Connection, LCD Projector
Instructional Time: 4 Hour(s) 30 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: poetic devices, sound devices, poetry, Shakespeare's Sonnet 71, collaborative groups, collaborative discussion, informational writing, explanatory writing, reference tools, domain-specific vocabulary, elaboration, topic development
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Worksheet Assessment Text Resource Formative Assessment

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2 Lesson Plans

To the Heart of Human Experience: Structure and Theme (Part 3 of 3)

In this third lesson of a three-part unit, students will explore structure and its affect on theme in poetry. Using pairs of poems about the Holocaust, students will use graphic organizers and rubrics to help them organize their observations into a comparison/contrast essay and Socratic Seminar contributions. The summative assessment for the three-lesson unit is a final draft of an essay (drafted in Part I of the unit) about what separates poetry from prose.

To the Heart of Human Expression: Form and Theme in Poetry (Part 2 of 3)

In this second lesson of a three-part unit, students will explore how to identify and explain theme in poetry. Small group and full class discussions will be included as will a review of poetic and sound devices. Using Shakespeare's "Sonnet 71" and poetry of the Holocaust, students will analyze two poems and write theme analysis paragraphs for one of them with the help of a graphic organizer and rubric.

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Lesson Plans

To the Heart of Human Experience: Structure and Theme (Part 3 of 3):

In this third lesson of a three-part unit, students will explore structure and its affect on theme in poetry. Using pairs of poems about the Holocaust, students will use graphic organizers and rubrics to help them organize their observations into a comparison/contrast essay and Socratic Seminar contributions. The summative assessment for the three-lesson unit is a final draft of an essay (drafted in Part I of the unit) about what separates poetry from prose.

Type: Lesson Plan

To the Heart of Human Expression: Form and Theme in Poetry (Part 2 of 3):

In this second lesson of a three-part unit, students will explore how to identify and explain theme in poetry. Small group and full class discussions will be included as will a review of poetic and sound devices. Using Shakespeare's "Sonnet 71" and poetry of the Holocaust, students will analyze two poems and write theme analysis paragraphs for one of them with the help of a graphic organizer and rubric.

Type: Lesson Plan