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Poetry Activities for Pre-AP Students

Updated: May 24, 2023

I have never really felt comfortable studying poetry with my students, but I knew that I needed to tackle it in my pre-AP classes if I wanted to give my students a fair shot at success when they got to their AP lit class. Below are the lessons & activities that I used with my pre-AP/pre-IB sophomores. .



When I was doing boards, I needed to measure growth during my poetry unit, so I have a lot of terms tests that I used that particular year. They are below if you need them, in order of increasing difficulty.

Timed Writing Prompts Featuring Poem Analysis

Poetry Writing

Other Materials

If you have any pre-AP poetry materials that you would like to share, please leave them in the comments below.

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