Tuesday, April 8, 2014

English Language Arts Lesson - "Close Reading Poetry Activity"

Poetry Lesson - "Close Reading Poetry Activity"

by Dianne Mason
9th-12 Grades

In this close reading activity, students will visually illustrate a poem in order to better grasp its meaning. Students may illustrate the poem on poster board with a collage of images from newspapers and magazines, a Power Point slide presentation, or shoot their own video. They can include audio if they so choose. It’s really up to you to determine exactly what format your students should use.

The lesson provides a Power Point Presentation using “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold as an example. Also included is a copy of the poem, lecture notes, and suggested poems. This activity can be used with almost any poem and adapted to learners of all ages.

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