Analyzing Poems from Inside Out and Back Again to Develop Criteria for an Effective Poem

Scholars analyze a model poem to help guide their own poetry writing. They use Think-Pair-Share to discuss word choice and meaning in "Papaya Treeand "Wet and Crying." To finish, they use their discussions to collect evidence on what makes an effective poem.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask readers to discuss the differences between poems and novels to provoke their thinking before beginning the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson two in the Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 3 series
  • Complete lessons in order
  • Includes teaching notes to enhance the lessons
  • Lists vocabulary to learn to increase comprehension
  • None
Common Core