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Elements of Poetry - Instructional Slide Deck

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 6

Investigate poetic elements with an interactive Elements of Poetry teaching slide deck.

Teaching Poetic Elements? We Can Help!

Use this presentation to teach your students about the different elements of poetry.

The presentation describes each element and gives an example for the students to study. The PowerPoint offers built-in check-for-understanding slides, making it easy to see which students need extra support while keeping your students engaged throughout the presentation. It also ends with a link to a set of task cards, allowing your students to put their learning into action!

What Makes a Poem a Poem?

All poems contain certain features to distinguish them from prose. Depending on the type of poem used, you’ll find variations of them all.  The types of elements taught in this PowerPoint include:

  • Stanza
  • Line break
  • Rhyme
  • Rhyme Scheme
  • Repetition.

Use the drop-down menu to choose between the Google slides or PowerPoint version.

This resource was created by Meagan Lee, a teacher in Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

This presentation includes a link for a Poem and a set of Poetry Task Cards to use throughout the lesson. Click on the links below to download.

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