Students will be able to explain how authors use refrains and figurative language to create meaning in poetry. This lesson includes: 1. Hook: Identifying the refrain/repetition in "I have a dream" 2. Vocabulary: Refrain & Theme 3. "Dreams" by Langston Hughes: Figurative language, refrain, and theme. 4. "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstong: Figurative language, refrain, and theme 5. "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes: Figurative Language, refrain, & theme 6. "Still I Rise" by Maya…
This short lesson on repetition in poetry will give students the ability to understand how this element creates rhythm and enhance meaning. It includes the following items: • A detailed teacher’s guide with links to poems • A short Power Point Presentation to go along with the discussion • A creative writing exercise • Suggestion for further discussion
This is a common core correlated unit on poetry (RF3.4). It includes a Power Point Presentation that explains what poetry is and discusses the different poetry elements such as: rhyme, repetition, tone, alliteration, imagery and humor.
The Psychology of Repetition-- Even though we say we don't like it, science says we do. Poetry Music Art Article/Story from NPR
Teaching students to annotate texts independently can be tricky. Spotting alliteration and repetition is easy. But can students quickly identify elements that are contradictory or surprising to readers? These 18 annotation activities can be used at Middle or High School level to annotate anything from poetry to non-fiction.