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Prose, Poetry, and Drama Teaching Presentation

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Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 7

Teach your students the difference between poetry, prose, and drama with an interactive Google Slides teaching presentation.

Poetry vs. Prose…What’s the Difference?

Teaching your students how to understand, identify, and compare poetry, prose, and drama elements is NOT easy! This lesson presentation has all the information you need to teach this standard in a fun and engaging way!

You’ll find twenty-six slides in this presentation packed with instructional information, images, and examples of prose, poetry, and prose. This interactive presentation contains animated interactions, examples of prose, examples of drama, practice questions, opportunities for discussion, and quick formative knowledge checks throughout.

This teaching presentation includes opportunities to 

  • Compare and contrast prose and poetry
  • Identify similarities between poetry, prose, and drama
  • Read and analyze the structure of written examples of poetry, drama, and prose.
  • Assess students on their ability to differentiate between a poem, drama, or standard piece of prose.

And a lot more! 

This presentation will help you teach your students the differences between poetry, drama, and prose. It includes engaging slides and activities to help students understand the differences between each genre.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

This teaching presentation is designed to run at your students’ speed. Teach it as quickly or as slowly as you need to, and adjust accordingly.

A few ideas for differentiation are

Above-Level 

Provide the student(s) with shorter time frames to write their answers on their whiteboards or have them answer in complete sentences.

Below-Level

Provide students with a graphic organizer to record notes during the presentation or modify the written examples with a lower readability level.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to download the Google Slides version of this resource. 

Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards. 

Alternatively, print slides use them for 


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