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8th Grade Poetry Unit

8th Grade Poetry Unit

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Total Pages: 200 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 3 Weeks
File Size: 15 MB
File Type: Zip

8th Grade Poetry Unit | PDF and Digital Formats: This 8th Grade Poetry Unit contains 8 engaging lessons for middle school classrooms. Students will enjoy this differentiated and relevant unit. This unit helps students analyze a variety of poetry forms - poems, songs, spoken word, and create their own poems to be presented at a poetry café.

  • This unit is Google Classroom™️ compatible with individual PDFs and Google Slides™️ graphic organizers are included.

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Poetry Unit Outline

  1. What is Poetry? Lesson
  2. What is Topic and Theme? Lesson
  3. Figurative Language Lesson
  4. Poetry Analysis
  5. Spoken Word Analysis
  6. Song Lyric Analysis
  7. Poetry Creation
  8. Poetry Showcase

Unit Includes:

  • 8 Engaging & Interactive Lessons
  • Detailed Lesson Plans
  • Answer Keys
  • individual PDFs of student pages for uploading to Google Classroom or other online learning portals
  • Google Slides graphic organizers for 1:1 schools
  • Anchor Charts
  • Student Choice
  • Group Work
  • Quizzes
  • Assessment
  • Title Pages For Easy Lesson Access
  • Rubric and Points-Based Assessment Options


Due to copyright laws, copies of poems and songs are not included in this unit. Links to online sources have been provided.

Teacher’s Feedback

  1. “This is a fantastic resource that brings a fresh perspective to poetry! The product is extremely easy to use digitally which has been so helpful with our return to remote learning. Thank you for another fabulous product!”
  2. “This was a wonderful resource and made teaching poetry a breeze! Students liked the videos and it helped them to have a better understanding of the content. It was simple and easy to use digitally while doing distance learning!”
  3. “This is a fresh and new way to look at poetry with the spoken word poems. The kids loved working with new ways to express themselves. “

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