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: 16
  • Meaning: Wolf is hungry and gobbles up the frightened grandmother, but he is not satisfied.

Template and Class Instructions

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Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

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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