This Poetry Unit is perfect for 8th and 9th graders developing their skills in analyzing poetry. These lesson ideas and poetry activities help students with identification, analysis, and creativity.
Key Elements of Your Poetry Unit Resource:
✨ Poetry bell ringers
✨ Figurative Language and Poetic Devices
✨ Creative Poetry Activities
✨ Engaging projects and assessments
✨ Can be used with interactive notebooks or traditional worksheets
Poetry activities are both fun and challenging for students. Analyzing poetry can be subjective, and students often feel like there’s a “right answer” that they’re missing, somehow.
This poetry unit focuses on building student confidence and stamina. Each lesson is scaffolded to help students choose relevant supporting evidence.
Using this resource with interactive notebooks? They’re suited to 8th and 9th graders in a whole new way! You’ll get some foldables, but students won’t spend forever cutting and gluing.
Instead, each spread is designed for a gradual release of responsibility.
What teachers like you are saying about this poetry unit:
Your Poetry Unit Resource Includes:
⭐ Detailed poetry lesson plans and examples spreads for interactive notebooks
⭐ Editable Poetry Unit Calendar (for you) and Unit Overview (for students)
⭐ Poetic Devices Terms List & Quiz – foldables & quiz
⭐ Poetry Speed-dating activity & book recommendations
⭐ Found Poetry lesson
⭐ Poetry Challenges mini-project and rubric (editable)
⭐ Limerick & Haiku tutorials (PPT)
⭐ Three Poetry Close Reading activities for analyzing poetry
⭐ Quiz version for Close Reading #3
⭐ Poetry Unit Test
⭐ Holistic and analytic rubrics for ISNs
⭐ Set-Up PPT for ISNs
This item is also part of my Interactive Notebooks for Secondary ELA Bundle! These are all of the resources that I use in my 9th grade English classroom to bring short stories, novels, poetry, and plays to life using ISNs.