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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 and the meaning of the stanza.

The example provided is for stanza one.

  • Lines: 4

  • Rhyme Scheme: A: “Revere”, B: “Five”, B: “alive”, A: “year”

  • Meaning: There isn’t a man alive who remembers April 18, 1875, the midnight ride of Paul Revere.


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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/5/5] Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

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