Reading Poetry


ELAR-Grade-4 Literary Genres Reading Poetry
Students explore the essential traits of poetry, focusing on figurative language. Next, they explain examples of figurative language. Finally, they choose subjects and write very brief poems using figurative language.

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Overview

In this experience, students explore the essential traits of poetry, focusing on figurative language. Next, they explain examples of figurative language. Finally, they choose subjects and write very brief poems using figurative language.

The Student Pack contains the full text of the poems quoted from in Scene 2. You may have students read and discuss them at any point.

Objectives

  • Explain how a poet uses figurative language.
  • Compose a poem with figurative language.

Duration

One class period.


Have you ever read any poetry? Even if your answer is “no,” you probably have an idea of what a poem is. In this experience, you will learn how poets use words to create images and express themselves.

Objectives

  • Explain how a poet uses figurative language.
  • Compose a poem with figurative language.


slate chalkboard with “more poetry is needed” printed on it

What do you think of when you hear the word poetry? Write words and phrases that describe what you think poetry is. To list more than one, separate your ideas with a comma, like this: dance, drama

Post your answer

Discuss responses to get a sense of what students already know about poetry and what their prejudices might be.


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