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Fifth graders identify rhyme patterns in poetry. In this rhyme schemes lesson, 5th graders listen and label stanzas of poems. Students practice independently.
Mark a Poem's Rhyme Scheme
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.
Make It Rhyme
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.
Feel the Rhythm, Find the Beat
Young scholars 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.
Songs Are Poems Too!
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.
Ain't Gonna Rain No More
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.
Learners read books by the same author and compare what they find. In this Dr. Seuss lesson plan, students learn about Dr. Seuss' writing style, listen for the rhyme scheme in his stories, and create a KWL chart on Dr. Seuss. Learners 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.
Patterns in Poetry: Part 2 -- Sound
Young scholars understand a variety of poems listening for sound letter correspondence, rhyme scheme, assonance, and alliteration. In this language arts lesson plan, students practice listening and reading skills to complete patterns in poetry. Young scholars then complete a poetry worksheets.
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.
Acting Out with Shakespeare: Lesson 2
As part of the study of Shakespeare’s sonnets, class members study the structure as well as the rhyme scheme and meter of this strict form. Young poets then create their own sonnet.
Ain't Gonna Rain No More: Six Traits of Writing
Learners explore the writing traits of sentence fluency and word choice. In this writing skills lesson plan, students read I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont. Learners compare the story to the song "Ain't Gonna Rain No More" as they examine rhyme scheme and rhythm. Students write their own pieces that feature rhyme and rhythm.
Sonnet 130-- rude or reality?
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.
The Craft of Poetry: Understanding the Structure of the Sonnet
Pupils write a sonnet using iambic pentameter. They select appropriate lyric topics, follow the rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet, display an understanding of sonnet structure and share their sonnets with their classmates.
Longfellow and the American Sonnet
Students analyze and critique why Longfellow's sonnets are a variation of the Petrarchan sonnet. They assess the rhyme scheme in his sonnet "The Cross of Snow." In addition, they explain how Longfellow used an image/setting to describe an emotion/feeling in his writings.
New! Activities for Teaching “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
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."
Seriously, 93 slides of literary terms? Yes, and well worth the time, although perhaps not all at once. The beauty here is in the concise, easy-to-understand definitions for such well-known terms as imagery and personification, as well as for more esoteric terms such as enjambment and litotes. The color-coded examples are an added bonus.
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.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
"People Everyday" offers class members an opportunity to develop their literacy analysis skills and to develop media literacy. Guided by an included list of discussion questions, groups examaine the word choice, literary devices used, and consider the themes developed. They then contrast the first track of the song with a second included on the 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Day in the Life of . . . album. Following this pattern, the groups select and analyze a song of their choice. As an extension activity, the class contrasts Arrested Development's 1990's song with Sly and the Family Stone's 1960's "Everyday People." Because of language, be sure and preview the lyrics before deciding whether the resource is appropriate for your class.
Producing Poetic Podcasts (Hey, That's Alliteration!)
Integrate technology into your English classroom by having your kids create podcasts that analyze poems. A list of suggested poetry is included, but any poem could work well with this assignment. The main focus lies in discussing the poem's theme, and a great graphic organizer is provided when you download the file entitled ProducingPoetryPodcast.doc. Get your kids up and filming with this one!