Resources for teaching high school poetry.

Resources include:

  • Poetry Diagnostic
  • Survey
  • Wordsplash
  • Poetry KWL
  • Types of Poetry
  • Worksheets
  • Literary Terms
  • Test
Poems covered include:

  • Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Odyssey by Homer

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Poetry Diagnostic Test

by Robert Lucas

A diagnostic test to be given at the beginning of a high school poetry unit, to determine what students know. Covers stanza, rhyme scheme, simile, metaphor, and imagery. This resource is part of the Poetry collection.
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Poetry Survey

by Robert Lucas

A survey to give students at the beginning of a unit on poetry. It will get them thinking about a few themes of the unit. This resource is part of the Poetry collection.
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Poetry Wordsplash

by Robert Lucas

A worsplash about poetry. At the beginning of the unit, pass it out or display on an overhead and discuss what the words might mean. This resource is part of the Poetry collection.
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Poetry KWL

by Robert Lucas

A KWL chart for the beginning of a unit on poetry. This resource is part of the Poetry collection.
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Types of Poetry

by Robert Lucas

Definitions for 10 types of poetry. This resource is part of the Poetry collection.
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Poems

by Robert Lucas

Texts of poems and questions that related directly to them. This includes Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson. This resource is part of the Poetry collection.
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The Odyssey

by Robert Lucas

Resources for teaching Homer's The Odyssey. This resource is part of the Poetry collection.
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Persona Poem

by Robert Lucas

Students infer the format for a 'persona poem' and then write one of their own. This resource is part of the Grammar collection. It is also part of the Poetry collection.
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Poetry Worksheet

by Robert Lucas

Worksheet on narrative and lyric poetry, allusions, and rhyme. Also relates to the Kanye West song "Through the Wire," which is used as an example of lyric poetry. The lyrics can be found here: http://www.lyrics007.com/Kanye%20West%20Lyrics/Through%20The%20Wire%20Lyrics.html This resource is part of the Poetry collection.
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Literary Terms

by Robert Lucas

Resources for teaching about literary terms. This resource is part of the Poetry collection.
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Poetry Unit Test

by Robert Lucas

A test for a poetry unit. Note that the poetry files in this collection come mostly from two separate teachers--Katie Smith and Emily Martin. This is Emily's test and doesn't necessarily cover info from Katie's resources. We should work to integrate the two. This resource is part of the Poetry collection.
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