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Poetry Activities for Pre-AP Students

Updated: Sep 30, 2022

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

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