A journal to help students explore common elements of poetry.
Use this teaching resource when studying poetry in your classroom.
Students read and explore the poems in the journal to learn more about the common elements of poetry.
The elements explored in the journal include:
- structure, rhyme, and rhythm
- sound devices
- figurative language
Answers for teachers are also provided.
Black and white and editable versions of this are available to download.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
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We have added an editable, Microsoft Word version to this resource to assist with digital learning. We have also changed some of the wording in the poems/worksheets.
Addition by Garrett Oct 22nd, 2020
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