Imagery- Lesson Plans and Resources

Lesson Plan for Imagery

Grade Level: upper elem. students

Goal: Students can identify the use of imagery and determine when to use it in their writing.

Focus: Identifying the use of imagery 

Image: a word or phrase that appeals directly to one or more of the senses; an image means only what it is; it is not figurative.

Symbol: an image (often part of a system of images and figures) that carries a whole range of other meanings. A symbol means what it is and also something more; it is present in the poem as itself but also suggests additional meanings. A symbol is interesting in itself, cannot be separated from what it stands for, and cannot be completely paraphrased or restated.

Figurative: language used indirectly, suggesting something beyond its strict signified

Examples: Read some of these poems aloud in class and discuss the imagery in the poems.


Activities:

Students will write a creative poem demonstrating imagery.    Students will use this feeling or object and use it to create a poem with imagery. 

Check out the poetry webring and identify illustrations of poems with imagery. 

Provide students with a picture and have them write about the imagery of the picture from their viewpoint.  

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Give students a poem and let them evaluate it using this form:

Poetry Reading Evaluation Form

 

Name__________________________________________

Selection(s)______________________________________

Poet(s)________________________________________

 

INTRODUCTION      

PHYSICAL           

VOCAL

____

Tone

____

Gesture

____

Rate

____

Information

____

Movement

____

Diction

____

Stage Use

____

Volume

PERFORMANCE

____

Character

____

Projection

____

Initiation

____

Focus

____

Imagery

____

Dynamics

____

Script Use

____

Phrasing

____

Shaping

____

Transitions

____

Mood

____

Resolution

____

Effectiveness

____

Quality

key: [ ! ] = Great! [ + ] = Good [ +/- ] = Could Improve [ - ] = Needs Attention 


 

 

Name__________________________________________

Selection(s)______________________________________

Poet(s)________________________________________

 

INTRODUCTION      

PHYSICAL           

VOCAL

____

Tone

____

Gesture

____

Rate

____

Information

____

Movement

____

Diction

____

Stage Use

____

Volume

PERFORMANCE

____

Character

____

Projection

____

Initiation

____

Focus

____

Imagery

____

Dynamics

____

Script Use

____

Phrasing

____

Shaping

____

Transitions

____

Mood

____

Resolution

____

Effectiveness

____

Quality

Notes:

Evaluation: Students will write poems with imagery.  

 Student lesson

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