The purpose of the Knowledge Set is to grow students' appreciation of poetry and help students explore how poetry can be used to reveal an author's values and experiences.
Target Grades & Subject(s): Grades 6-12, English-Language Arts
- Students will identify the theme of a piece of poetry and infer the author’s purpose. (CCSS RL.2)
- Students will compare and contrast spoken and written poetry and describe the impact different formats can have on a person’s understanding of a poem. (CCSS RL.7)
- Students will analyze the author’s tone and explain how authors make intentional word choices to express a particular emotion or theme. (CCSS RL.4)
Before Teaching this Series
- Review common terms related to poetry (e.g., stanza, line, speaker, etc.).
- Introduce narrative poetry (a form of poetry that tells a story) and ask students to discuss why an author might choose to write a story in the form of a poem instead of as a novel or short story.
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