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Author: Katrina Williams
System:Jefferson County
School:Irondale Middle School
Lesson Plan ID: 33156
Title:

Interactive Poetry - Learning Poetic Elements and Structure Through Exploration

Overview/Annotation:

This is an online exploration poetry lesson.  Students will navigate through the interactive PowerPoint presentation and complete different tasks while acquiring knowledge on the various aspects of poetry.

This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.

Content Standard(s):
ELA2013(4) 2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. [RL.4.2]
ELA2013(4) 5. Explain major differences among poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text. [RL.4.5]
ELA2013(4) 9. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the Grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. [RL.4.10]
ELA2013(4) 27. With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting. [W.4.6]
ELA2013(5) 2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. [RL.5.2]
ELA2013(5) 5. Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem. [RL.5.5]
ELA2013(5) 9. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the Grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RL.5.10]
ELA2013(5) 27. With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting. [W.5.6]
ELA2013(6) 8. Differentiate among odes, ballads, epic poetry, and science fiction. (Alabama)
ELA2013(6) 9. Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics. [RL.6.9]
ELA2013(6) 10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the Grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. [RL.6.10]
ELA2013(6) 26. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting. [W.6.6]
ELA2013(7) 4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. [RL.7.4]
ELA2013(7) 5. Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning. [RL.7.5]
Local/National Standards:  
Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will analyze different types of poetry, poetic structure, and figurative language through an interactive PowerPoint presentation.

Additional Learning Objective(s):  
Approximate Duration of the Lesson: 61 to 90 Minutes
Materials and Equipment:

10 Sheets of Notebook Paper

Construction Paper

Pens and Pencils

Markers

2 Days of Library or Computer Lab Time

Technology Resources Needed:

Computers with Microsoft PowerPoint

Internet Access

Background/Preparation:

Students will need to know how to navigate through Microsoft PowerPoint.

Procedures/Activities:

Day 1

Students should be given a brief overview of the lesson.  Tell students that they will begin an interactive poetry study tomorrow.  Explain that poetry is important literature and that it does not always have to rhyme.  Successful poetry delivers a message, either concretely or abstractly.  Read two of your favorite poems to the students.  Explain why they are special to you.  Ask students to express their feelings about the two poems.

Give each student 2 pieces of construction paper and 10 sheets of notebook paper.  Students should make a book by stapling the notebook paper between the two sheets of construction paper.  I normally put three staples on the left side of the packet.

Tell students to put the words "Poetry Packet" on the front of the packet.  Then, allow them to decorate it.  The decorating part of this lesson should take no longer than 7 minutes.

Tell students to number each piece of notebook paper in the upper left-hand corner.

The teacher should take the students to the library or computer lab tomorrow.  Go over rules and procedures for the library or computer lab visit.

 

Day 2

Before school...This is very important!

1.  Go to the library or computer lab and load the interactive PowerPoint to every computer.  This should be ready to go once the students arrive.

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Once students arrive, take them to the library or computer lab.  Explain that they will need to read each slide carefully and follow the directions.  There will be specific information to put on each page of the poetry packet.  Circulate around the room to monitor the students' progress.  Answer questions as needed.

*Tip - Tell students to hold down the Ctrl key on the keyboard when they click the links within the PowerPoint.  This will open the links in a different window.  In doing this, the students can easily toggle back and forth between the PowerPoint and the websites.

 

Day 3

Students should finish the interactive PowerPoint today.  When finished, they should write a 2-3 paragraph reflection on the project.  This should be done on page 10 of the poetry packet.

They should focus on the following questions:  What did I learn?  Why is poetry an important part of literature? What are the aspects of a good poem?

Pass out the poetry study guide to the students.  Tell them they will be assessed in 2 days on everything in the student guide and that they will have to compose 3 different types of poetry.

Assess the students in 3 days.


Attachments:**Some files will display in a new window. Others will prompt you to download. PoetryTestStudyGuide.docx
InteractivePoetryProject.ppt
Assessment Strategies:

Students will produce and analyze different types of poetry throughout the lesson.

Students will also be assessed at the end of the lesson.

Extension:

Additional Resources for Middle School Students - Dream in Color Poetry Packet

Remediation:

Student can complete the optional middle grades lesson attached under the Extension part of this lesson plan.

Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

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