Reading Poetry


ELAR-Grade-6 Literary Genres Reading Poetry
Students infer the meaning of the word structure from images. Then, they explore and analyze the structural traits of poetry and poetic form. Next, they explain the effects of figurative language. Finally, they write short poems that use meter.

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Overview

In this experience, students infer the meaning of the word structure from images. Then, they explore and analyze the structural traits of poetry and poetic form. Next, they explain the effects of figurative language. Finally, they write short poems that use meter.

The Student Pack contains the full text of the poems quoted from in Scenes 2 and 3. You may have students read and discuss them at any point.

Objectives

  • Explain how poets use meter and structural elements.
  • Compose a poem with meter.

Duration

Two class periods.


You may be familiar with how poets use sound devices and figurative language when writing poetry. In this experience, you will learn how poets use structural elements, such as meter and rhythm, to enhance their poems’ effects and meaning.

Objectives

  • Explain how poets use meter and structural elements.
  • Compose a poem with meter.


photo of 12 different snowflake structures

The photos above show 12 snowflakes. Each snowflake has its own unique structure.


diagram of the structure of a molecule of ethanol

The diagram above shows the structure of a single molecule of ethanol, a fuel. The structure contains six hydrogen atoms (H), two carbon atoms (C), and one oxygen atom (O).


Based on the two images, what do you think the word structure means? Explain the meaning of the word structure in a sentence or two.

Post your answer

Structure is the way in which the parts of something are organized or arranged into a whole.

Discuss interesting or exemplary responses. Tell students that in the rest of the experience, they’ll learn how poems have structures.


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