1. Topic-
Poetry Unit
-Dissecting elements of a poem in order to enhance it's meaning
2. Content-
Today's lesson focuses on alliteration and trying to uncover it in poems
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
- Students will be able to:
-Define alliteration
-Identify alliteration in poems
-Compose own sentences containing alliteration
4. Materials and Aids-
Visual Aides of the tongue twisters, Frost's poem, and the Mad-Libs
Copies of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven"
Alliteration Handout for students
5. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

-Introduce alliteration through a series of tongue twisters in which the students are familiar

B. Development-

-Read "Nothing Can Stay Gold" by Robert Frost together in class and search for patterns of alliteration
-Inquire about reading content, as the students have been exposed to this poem earlier in the year with The Outsiders

C. Practice-

-Students are asked to complete a Mad-Lib with the teacher, stressing different letter sounds
-Will measure whether the students understand alliteration
-Also provides a review on adjective and nouns

D. Independent Practice-

-Break the students into small groups and assign them each a section of "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe
-The students will look for alliteration within their assigned section

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Visual learner: Will circle and write on charts, so students can visualize words and letters
Audio learner: Have the class read the sentences aloud together, so they can identify the same sounding words and letters
Tactile learner: Develop Mad-Libs containing alliteration and have then break into groups to find alliteration

F. Checking for understanding-

After the groups seem finished, reconvene as a class. Have each group read their section of the poem and see if they have correctly identified alliteration in the lines

G. Closure-

Assign homework for the night, where they have to turn in a poem containing alliteration and circle all the same sounding sounds. They will also create a tongue twister that we will share in class the next day to review alliteration.

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