Lesson Plan

Personification Poetry Lesson Plan

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Scholars take part in two exercises to boost their knowledge of personification. After reading a detailed description and excerpts from famous poems, writers list action verbs and objects then combine words to create a humorous combination in one sentence. Next, using the sentence they created, participants compose an entire poem. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • If you are short on time in the classroom, assign exercise one or two for homework 
  • Invite authors to read their poem to their peers, either in front of the class or in small groups 
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson is written in a kid-friendly format so they can read and follow the plan independently 
  • Learners should be familiar with action verbs 
  • A thorough description is provided 
  • A linked vocabulary term takes you to an online dictionary 
  • The poem excerpt is typed using a font color that could be challenging to read