This eight-section unit written for Years 8-9 (ages 13-15) focuses explicitly on poetic techniques and elements of poetry. It can be taught as a complete unit over a term, or in sections complementing a wider study of rhetorical and poetic devices.
The unit comprises sections on rhyme and rhythm, personification, imagery, epithet, theme (cats and men; modern life); symbolism, and form (acrostic poetry). Each section can be bought separately.
Each section includes:
- one page-explanation of the device or technique
- at least two poems for easy differentiation
- writing tasks for each poem following Bloom's Taxonomy of lower- to higher-order questions
And there's a free summative assessment in short answers format!