Lesson Plan : Lyrical Poetry

Teacher Name:
 Kimberly O'Hare
Grade:
 Grade 9-10
Subject:
 Literature Activities

Topic:
 Poetic/Literary Devices
Content:
 Constructing Lyrical Poetry using metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, imagry, alliteration, personification, hyperbole, and assonance. TEKS: 6B, 11D, 11A, 15A, 1A.
Goals:
 Students will write an original lyrical poem about an event or subject that has in some way transformed their beliefs, thoughts, or attitudes. Students will incorporate the literary devices learned through the study of other poetry selections.
Objectives:
 Students will choose lines from their original lyrical poems and construct a class lyrical poem. Students will understand that the class poem must be cohesive, and that the literary devices learned in class must be included in the class poem. Students will work as a team discussing how they will integrate pieces of their own poems to produce one cohesive poem. Students will finger paint the completed product on colored butcher paper.
Materials:
 Students' lyrical poems, finger paint, butcher paper.
Checking For Understanding:
 I will moniter the discussion of students during the compilation of the class poem. I will ensure students include literary devices. I will ensure the poem is cohesive.
Closure:
 Toward the end of the lesson I will ask students if they feel as if they have accomplished a cohesive poem.
Evaluation:
 Assessment will consist of students participation, cohesiveness of the class poem, inclusion of literary devices, and a final discussion. During the discussion I will Q/A students regarding their accomplishments, how they decided which lines were included, which literary devices were chosen, if they feel the poem is cohesive, if so, why? If not, why? How could the poem be improved? Explain the process of the group work, etc.

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