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Students will gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of poetry, from scansion and rhyme to simile and synecdoche with this updated edition of Grammar of Poetry. Students will become active participants as they learn the craft of writing poems, how to use a rhyming dictionary, how great writers use figures of speech, ten powerful tropes, and even when to break the rules.
Short lessons focus on one element of poetry through examples from classic works, and are followed by practice exercises and activities. Riddles and reviews are also incorporated throughout, with new concepts or terms defined in sidebar boxes. 171 non-reproducible pages, softcover.
This is a one-semester course designed for grades 6-9.
Guide your students into a better understanding of the fundamentals of poetry, from scansion and rhyme to simile and synecdoche. Lesson-content and assignments are followed by answers to the student book that have the corrected answers overlaid. A final exam, suggested schedule, instructions on using the text & grading, and ideas for additional assignments are also included. 193 pages, softcover.
This teacher's edition is part of the Grammar of Poetry curriculum series, which also includes a sold-separately student-text and DVD.
Grades 6-9, but may be used for older students or adults who wish to better understand how poetry works.
Understanding and writing poetry doesn't have to be intimidating-rather, it can become an enjoyable experience!
Grammar of Poetry teaches the mechanics of poetry, from fundamentals like scansion and rhyme to advanced concepts such as spatial poetry and synecdoche. Students will become active participants as they learn the craft of writing poems, how to use a rhyming dictionary, how great writers use figures of speech, ten powerful tropes, and even when to break the rules of poetry.
Thirty lessons provide instruction with student activities for every chapter, riddles to solve, poetry reading integration, and real-life examples. This course was designed for one semester at the 6th-9th grade level, but could be used by anyone with basic writing skills who wishes to learn poetry. The sold-separately The Grammar of Poetry Student Text is required. 4 DVDs. 6 Hours & 32 minutes. Individual family use only.