A journal to help students explore common elements of poetry.
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.
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Common Core State Standards 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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