Title: The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
The Highwayman video Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (7) 16: Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium's portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words). [RI.7.7]Digital Tool Description: This video is an excellent companion to the poem for visual and auditory learners.
Title: Writing Stylized Poetry
Poem Workshop: Syllable Counter Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (7) 5: Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning. [RL.7.5]Digital Tool Description: This website not only defines highly-stylized poetry types such as haiku, sonnet, tanka, etc, but also counts the syllables of poems students compose on the website. It also has a small grammar resource.
Title: Playing with Poetry the Interactive Way
Poetry Idea Engine: A Writing With Writers Activity Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (8) 9: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of Grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RL.8.10]Digital Tool Description: This interactive activity challenges students to write haikus, free verse, limericks, and more.