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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing Advice as an Introduction to Shakespeare
    Popular culture provides an introduction to Shakespeare's poetic devices in this lesson, which asks students to explore an excerpt from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing and Comparing Medieval and Modern Ballads
    Students explore the ballads genre by reading medieval ballads to deduce their characteristics, acting out the ballads, comparing medieval and modern ballads using Venn diagrams, and composing their own ballads.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    An Introduction to Beowulf: Language and Poetics
    Students are introduced to Old English and the poetic devices of alliteration, kenning, and compounding in preparation for reading the epic poem Beowulf.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Childhood Remembrances: Life and Art Intersect in Nikki Giovanni's "Nikki-Rosa"
    Students explore what Carol Jago calls the place "where life and art intersect" by reading Nikki Giovanni's poem, "Nikki-Rosa," and then writing about childhood memories of their own.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Color of Silence: Sensory Imagery in Pat Mora's Poem "Echoes"
    Pat Mora's poem "Echoes" demonstrates that our senses are powerful tools for literary analysis and comprehension as students use their senses to discover new ways to read and write.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Dancing Minds and Shouting Smiles: Teaching Personification Through Poetry
    Students learn about personification by reading and discussing poems and then brainstorm nouns and verbs to create personification in their own poems.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Developing Aesthetic Criteria: Using Music to Move Beyond Like/Dislike with Poetry
    In this lesson, students develop the cognitive tool of criteria development for discussing the aesthetics of poetry and music.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Discovering a Passion for Poetry With Langston Hughes
    Through a study of Langston Hughes' poetry, students connect his writing to his place in history.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Discovering Traditional Sonnet Forms
    Students read sonnets, charting the poems' characteristics and using their observations to deduce traditional sonnet forms. They then write original sonnets, using a poem they have analyzed as a model.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Nikki Giovanni's poem "The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr." is paired with Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, taking students on a quest through time to the Civil Rights movement.

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