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Are you looking for a way to teach your eighth graders about rhyme scheme? A short, helpful video instructs young readers how to identify and mark the rhyme scheme in a poem. Use the video in a poetry interpretation lesson, or when introducing a poetry writing unit.
Students examine meter, rhythmic patterns, rhyme scheme, and iambic pentameter. They watch video clips, read and discuss various Dr. Seuss books, identify the rhyming words and patterns, read and listen to song lyrics, and write song lyrics.
Learn about the sounds of poetry. From rhyme scheme to rhyme, to alliteration and assonance, this presentation highlights all of the components that make poetry sing. What makes this resource really great is all of the opportunities provided for kids to test their understanding of the concepts with the Quick Check sections. 
Ninth graders determine the rhyme scheme, identify figurative language, and determine the tone of a selected song. They study how poetry, in song form, has greatly influenced society. Additionally, they explore how poetry in music, not only features current topics and issues, but also effectively portrays historical events, people, and places.
Eighth graders focus on the Shakespearian sonnet as a form and analyze the sonnet in terms of structure, the particular rhyme scheme of the quatrains and the rhyming couplet, the rhythm of iambic pentameter, as well as any figurative language.
In this creative writing lesson, pupils listen to the song "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More", read the book adaptation titled I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!, and pay close attention to the rhyming scheme, punctuation and illustrations.  They write lyrics that can be sung to the tune of the song.
Fifth graders identify rhyme patterns in poetry. In this rhyme schemes instructional activity, 5th graders listen and label stanzas of poems. Students practice independently.
Learners understand a variety of poems listening for sound letter correspondence, rhyme scheme, assonance, and alliteration. In this language arts lesson, students practice listening and reading skills to complete patterns in poetry.  Learners then complete a poetry worksheets.
Students explain the structure of the sonnet, identify the vocabulary words simile, metaphor, rhyme scheme, assonance, and alliteration, and analyze the text by line by line interpretation and by looking for an overall meaning.
Use all of these exercises, assignments, and assessments or pick and choose your favorites for your study of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. In this resource you will find: an informational text to examine, vocabulary lists and exercises, comprehension and paraphrasing exercises, various graphic organizers, information on setting, a chance to compare literature, an activity centered around meter and rhyme scheme, an extended writing assignment about extended metaphor, a poem-writing assignment, and a quiz. Truly a wealth of resources for "The Road Not Taken."
Stanzas, quatrains, couplets. Rhyme scheme, iambic pentameter, volta. Class members conclude their study of Shakespearian sonnets with a project designed to demonstrate their understanding of the key elements of this fixed form of poetry. Using the provided worksheet, individuals paraphrase a sonnet, respond to questions about it, and create a visual aid to use as they recite their sonnet from memory. To conclude the exercise they then craft their own sonnet.
Students conduct Internet research on limericks. Then, with the use of background poetry knowledge and a clear rubric, students create their own limerick.
Students are given information about two popular sonnet forms-English and Italian. They are given the rules for writing a sonnet. Students are asked what type of sonnet they would use. They are each given a sheet of paper and asked to write a sonnet. Students write the sonnnet together. They are explained the rhyme schemes and how the sounds of words are symbolically tracked with the letters of the alphabet.
Break this presentation into two or three days so as not to overwhelm your kids. Fifty-four slides is a lot of slides, but the PowerShow is well-organized, and terms are defined clearly and illustrated in examples provided. A general overview of poetry, different poetic forms, and figurative language in poetry are all included. 
Sixth graders write a song.  In this Middle Ages instructional activity, 6th graders read the ballad Barbara Allen and answer comprehension questions.  Students create their own ballad using a rhyme scheme.
A six-week unit takes high schoolers through various works of African-American literature, including poems, plays, and short stories. The lesson plan format includes a week-by-week description of activities, goals, materials, and assessments. Use this format during Black History Month or in a multicultural literature unit.
Explore the concept of rhyme scheme within a Shakespearean sonnet. After writing out their favorite (appropriate!) rap song and explaining why they like it, middle schoolers define a rhyme scheme. Afterward, they examine a Shakespearean sonnet and identify the rhyme scheme, divisions, personification, and paraphrase the sonnet.
Young scholars determine the rhyme scheme of a poem and find examples of similes. In this poetry analysis lesson, students review definitions needed for the topic and analyze the rhyme or rhythm for the example poems. Young scholars also find similes in example poetry and other examples of figurative language.
Students read books by the same author and compare what they find.  In this Dr. Seuss lesson, students learn about Dr. Seuss' writing style, listen for the rhyme scheme in his stories, and create a KWL chart on Dr. Seuss.  Students read And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street and answer comprehension questions.  Students work in literacy groups to read a book by Dr. Seuss and use a sequence or story chart to put the story events in order.
Students read poetry to identify the elements of poems: form, rhyme scheme, author's purpose, speaker and mood. They determine the author's purpose in writing poetry.

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