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Activity Overview


In this activity, students will identify the structural components of the poem, including stanzas and lines. Students will also determine the rhyme scheme in each stanza by labeling the lines with the letters of the alphabet. Most importantly, students will analyze and describe the main idea of the stanza.

The example provided is for the first stanza.

  • Lines: 4
  • Rhyme Scheme: ABCB
  • Meaning: The narrator watches as the bird splits a worm in two and eats it.


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Identify the structural components of the poem including stanzas and lines.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Complete the description boxes.
  3. Create images that depict each description box. Be sure to use appropriate scenes, characters, items, and dialogue.
  4. Save and Exit

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Rubric

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Structure/Elements of a Poem
Proficient
33 Points
Emerging
25 Points
Beginning
17 Points
Elements
The three common elements of a poem are correctly identified. The explanations give context to the scene, and are accurate and appropriate.
Two elements of a poem are correctly identified. The explanations give some context to the scene, and are somewhat accurate and appropriate.
One or none of the elements of a poem are correctly identified. The explanations give little context to the scene, and are somewhat or are inaccurate or inappropriate.
Illustrations
The art chosen to depict the scenes are accurate to the work of literature. Time and care is taken to ensure that the scenes are neat, eye-catching, and creative.
The art chosen to depict the scenes should be accurate, but there may be some liberties taken that distract from the assignment. Scene constructions are neat, and meet basic expectations.
The art chosen to depict the scenes is inappropriate. Scene constructions are messy and may create some confusion, or may be too limited.
English Conventions
Ideas are organized. There are few or no grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Ideas are mostly organized. There are some grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Ideas may be disorganized or misplaced. Lack of control over grammar, mechanics, and spelling reflect a lack of proofreading.





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