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What is Poetry? Contrasting Poetry and Prose

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What is Poetry? Contrasting Poetry and Prose

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

Studying poetry creates rich opportunities to encourage critical reading and thinking, as students analyze how poetry differs from prose in structure, form, purpose, and language. This lesson begins with a quick-write and a general discussion of the essential question What is poetry? Students are then reminded that different texts require different responses from readers, and to illustrate the differences they explore a poem and a prose selection on the same topic. Students discuss the two texts in cooperative groups, using a list of guiding questions. Each group then develops a list of descriptive statements about poetry, and the groups share their statements during a whole-class discussion that reconsiders the original question.

Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
1 ) Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. [RL.6.1]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.6.1- Answer who, what, where, when, and why questions about stories using textual evidence for support.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
2 ) Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. [RL.6.2]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.6.2- Identify the theme or main idea of a story; provide a simple summary of a story.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
4 ) Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone. [RL.6.4]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
5 ) Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot. [RL.6.5]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
6 ) Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text. [RL.6.6]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.6.6- Identify one or more influences that shape an author's point of view.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
8 ) Differentiate among odes, ballads, epic poetry, and science fiction. (Alabama)

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 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]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
11 ) Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. [RI.6.1]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.6.11- Answer who, what, where, when, and why questions about informational text, using textual evidence for support.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
12 ) Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. [RI.6.2]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.6.12- Identify the central idea of an informational text; summarize an informational text.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
13 ) Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes). [RI.6.3]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.6.13- Identify how individuals, events, or ideas in an informational text are presented (e.g., through examples, sequential order, fact and opinion, fact and details).


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
14 ) Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings. [RI.6.4]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
15 ) Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas. [RI.6.5]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
17 ) Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue. [RI.6.7]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.6.17- Use information presented in different media or formats (e.g., video, print) to demonstrate understanding of a topic or issue.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
19 ) Compare and contrast one author's presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person). [RI.6.9]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 7
27 ) Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. [W.7.8]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.7.27- Gather and classify information that is relevant to a topic and subtopics; paraphrase data and conclusions.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 7
30 ) Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. [SL.7.1]

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion. [SL.7.1a]

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed. [SL.7.1b]

c. Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed. [SL.7.1c]

d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views. [SL.7.1d]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 7
39 ) Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. [L.7.4]

a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. [L.7.4a]

b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel). [L.7.4b]

c. Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech. [L.7.4c]

d. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary). [L.7.4d]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.7.39 - Determine the meaning of a word or phrase.
ELA.AAS.7.39a - Use context clues to determine the meaning of a word or phrase.
ELA.AAS.7.39b - Identify common affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.
ELA.AAS.7.39c - Demonstrate the ability to use reference materials to find the pronunciation of a word or determine its meaning.
ELA.AAS.7.39d - Verify the meaning of a word or phrase using a dictionary.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 7
41 ) Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. [L.7.6]

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