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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.
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.
Students 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.  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.
Young scholars 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.  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.
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.
Students explore the writing traits of sentence fluency and word choice. In this writing skills lesson, students read I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont. Students 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.
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.
Students 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.
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.
Designing or finding high-interest, engaging activities to extend learning opportunities can be a challenge. Whether or not you plan on using The Fantastiks, try to remember to never say no to adding this menu of activities to your curriculum library. Learners gather background information, investigate and take a stand on the controversy surround the play, design posters, sets, and brochures, respond to questions, and select an essay prompt.  Although designed for gifted learners as extensions beyond the standard curriculum, the activities could be adapted for use in any classroom and with any play. Rubrics are included for each assignment detailed in the packet. You need not be sixteen years old to enjoy these enrichment activities.
The Bard, Mikki Giovanni, Mos Def? “Sonnet 18,” Ego Tripping,” and “Black on Both Sides”? Sure! It’s the poetics. Class members compare the lyrics, rhythm, and rhyme in classic poetry to hip-hop in a richly detailed resource that includes audio and video features. To conclude the lesson, participants craft and perform their own poems. Be sure to preview all materials to ensure the appropriateness for your classroom and community.
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."
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!
Study the many facets of poetry with a close reading of the poem "Song of The Chattahoochee". The Chattahoochee is the largest river basin in Georgia, making this poem of particular interest to classes in Georgia or those who are interested in water and nature. Complete a choral reading exercise with your class, emphasizing the song-like quality of this poem, before moving on to complete the included three page worksheet.

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