Famous Poems and Poets,

Poems: Far and Near:

A World of Words


Lesson Plan 2

Goal: The purpose of this lesson is allow students to read, explore, learn, and enjoy poetry so that their appreciation for the techniques of poetry and the poets of the present, past, and future might be fostered.

Intent of lesson:

Identify well known poets, forms, and define poetry terms by searching the internet for relevant information. Rather than asking students to search all over the internet, this scavenger hunt takes them to specific sites.

Aligned with Tennessee Content Standards-

1.Identify historically significant poets and compare the form and devices used.
2.Literary Response and Analysis - Students read and respond to historically or culturally
significant works of literature that reflect and enhance history and social science. They clarify the ideas and connect them to other literary works.
3.Analyze the use of rhetorical devices
4.Participate in up-to-date school technology resources to research factual material English
5.Create a scavenger hunt question and give a url where the answer may be found. The student poses a relevant question sufficiently limited in scope to be completely and thoroughly answered
6..Explain the effects of common literary devices (e.g. symbolism, imagery, metaphor) in a
variety of fictional and nonfictional texts.


Print out copy of scavenger hunt or use on-line version


There is an online poetry test that concludes this unit. Students will also be graded on the scavenger hunt. It must be completed and a grade will be given on how well it's completed.

Partners or Individual:
Go on a poetic scavenger hunt! Work cooperatively with a partner or small group to search for answers to the following questions. Record the answers. If you have trouble, use the highlighted link or the URL under it for those working from a printed version.

Create a new scavenger hunt question. List a URL where the answer can be found.

Poetry Scavenger Hunt

1.Describe the pattern for a
traditional Haiku poem.
2.How many
lines are in a limerick?
3.  Read a poem that W.B.Yeats wrote.
4.Give an example of a couplet written
by Ogden Nash.
5.Compare two acrostic poems.
Tell how they are alike and different.
6.Explain the poetic device,
7.Tell who (or what) is
Mother Goose?.
8.Name two poems written by
Edgar Allen Poe.
9.What well known poet wrote
The Jabberwocky?
elp the Cat in the Hat find his missing hat. 
Tell how old he was on his last birthday!
11.Write one poetry scavenger hunt question. List the URL where the answer can be found.
Exchange your question with a classmate.
Use the links from here.



Student lesson


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