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Poetry Fall 2017

For upper elementary and middle school with Ms. Jennifer

During this eight week poetry unit, I will help students to identify different literary devices found in poetry and to understand and discuss how these devices add to the meanings of the various poems we read. Students will be expected to read and respond to one poem before each class. I will provide the poem and a specific question for each poem prior to each class on the SOTM events page, and students can elect to provide a written response in the comments on the post or create a visual that illustrates their answer to bring to class. For our final meeting, students will recite a poem at least four lines in length and share why they chose this poem to recite.

Other skills we will be working on are note taking and listening and responding to peers. At the beginning of each class I will introduce a different literary term or poetic device and have the students record the definition in a notebook I provide for them. The only supplies they will need are pencils and a folder for the copies of the poems we discuss.

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