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8th Grade Poetry Unit



Total Pages: 200 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 3 Weeks
File Size: 15 MB
File Type: Zip

8th Grade Poetry Unit

Explore the world of poetry with this meticulously designed and easy to use 8th Grade Poetry Unit! This comprehensive resource is tailored to the interests of middle school students with a rich collection of meaningful and relevant poetic forms, such as spoken word, poetry and songs. This unit contains 8 thought-provoking lessons that are sure to excite your students about poetry.

With detailed lesson plans, answer keys, and various interactive elements, including quizzes, assessments, and group work, this 8th Grade Poetry Unit is a complete package. The unit wraps up with a fun and engaging poetry café where students can create and share their own works of poetry.

Note: Due to copyright laws, copies of the poems and songs referred to in this unit are not included. Links to online sources have been provided.

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Lesson Overview

  1. What is Poetry? Lesson
  2. What is Topic and Theme? Lesson
  3. Figurative Language Lesson
  4. Poetry Analysis
  5. Spoken Word Analysis
  6. Song Lyric Analysis
  7. Poetry Creation
  8. Poetry Showcase

Included in this Resource:

  • 8 Engaging & Interactive Lessons
  • Detailed Teacher Instructions
  • Answer Keys for Easy Grading
  • Graphic Organizers and Anchor Charts for Improved Understanding
  • Student Choice Activities to Encourage Personalized Learning
  • Group Work Opportunities to Foster Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Quizzes and Assessments to Ensure Thorough Understanding
  • Printable PDF and Google Slides Formats for Increased Flexibility
  • Rubrics and Points-Based Assessment Options for Clear Evaluation

What Teachers Have Said About This 8th Grade Poetry Unit:

  1. “This is a fantastic unit and combines both the analysis and creation of poetry in a fun and meaningful way!”
  2. “What a fantastic unit! I love the way everything is put together – including engaging videos, step by step instructions, and interactive activities that I would not have thought of. Thank you so much for this!”
  3. “The unit was engaging for students. The lessons are paced perfectly for my 50 minute class periods. I loved that this unit had digital versions of assignments along with hard copies available for the students. The analysis graphic organizers made it easy for students to organize their analysis of each poem. The first week involved taking notes and note guides were even included for the students. Additionally, differentiation for students with IEPs was helpful. Rubrics were also included which was convenient for grading. All in all, I loved this poetry unit for my 8th grade students!”

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