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 and the meaning of the stanza.

The example provided is for stanza one:

  • Lines: 4
  • Rhyme Scheme: A: “day”, A: “play”, B: “same”, B: “game”
  • Meaning: The Mudville baseball team is down two runs, and Cooney and Barrows are both out. The crowd is disappointed.

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Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/4/5] Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

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