Poems: What They Look and Sound Like

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Explore the poetry genre through this two-part literature analysis. Learners focus on four forms of poetry: haiku, acrostic, rhyme, and shape. They learn defining features, make text-to-self connections, and find similar characteristics in song lyrics from Selena Gomez's "Gift of a Friend." Half the class plays a poetry recognition game, while the other half listens to the song. Although you need to make a free account with AASL to get the included worksheets, it's worth five minutes of your time. 

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