iPoetry: Modern Interpretation of Classic Poetry
Students chose a poem, from a teacher provided list, to interpret in a modern format using images and music. They create an iMovie for their poem.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 2: Key Themes - The Second Coming
How does the cultural context of Chinua Achebe's novel, Things Fall Apart, connect to the context of William Bulter Yeats' poem, "The Second Coming" from which Achebe drew his title? Class members use the Syncon (synergistic convergence)...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Poe’s “The Raven” – Unity of Effect
How do Poe's choices of imagery, rhythm and rhyme scheme, and structure help build the desired single effect of "The Raven"? After listening to a dramatic reading of the poem, class members consider whether Poe's choices do create a...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Epic Poetry Unit
The Odyssey is the core text in this unit study of the hero's journey motif. Along the way, kids research Greek and Roman history, mythology, art, and epic poetry. The 104-page packet is perfect for homeschool or classroom situations and...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Poetry…Do I Dare?
Whether you're considering a poetry unit or just want to incorporate more poetry in your curriculum, this unit plan is a must-have. Packed with poems, teaching points, powerful prompts, and poetry performance suggestions, the resource is...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Selected Haiku by Issa
If your class doesn't know what a haiku is, show them two examples from the Japanese poet Issa (both included here), and have them make some observations. How long are they? What is the structure? A video and a list of questions help...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Poetics of Hip Hop
The Bard, Nikki 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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed