Analyzing Poetry: Imagery & Emotions

Grades 3-5 / ELA / Gifted
CCSS: ELA.RL.5.4 ELA.W.5.1a

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature K-5

5

5th Grade

4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards K-5

5

5th Grade

1a

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

b. Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

c. Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).

d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

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Length

14 minutes

Objective

Compare and contrast poems by Langston Hughes

Questions to Consider

  • What did students look for when analyzing the poems?||
  • Why does Ms. Gaten have students analyze the poems line by line?||
  • How do students prepare for creating their collages?

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Common Core Standards
ELA.RL.5.4, ELA.W.5.1a

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  • Analyzing Poetry: Imagery & Emotions Transcript

  • Lesson Plan.PDF

  • Worksheet: Imagery Think Sheet.PDF

  • Presentation: Harlem Renaissance Poem Analysis.PDF

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