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. .
Jane Kenyon Analysis (paid product):
"Vietnam Memorial" Example Poem Analysis
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
Timed Writing # 4-Poem Analysis- "Radium Dream" by Sheila Black
If you have any pre-AP poetry materials that you would like to share, please leave them in the comments below.