1. Topic-
2. Content-
Key vocabulary
Subject matter
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Gain understanding of vocabulary related to poetry.
2.Learn about famous poets.
3.Read and comprehend poetry.
4.Write an original poem.
4. Objectives-
1.Master important vocabulary words.
2.Study important poets and their contribution to modern poetry.
3.Learn how to read and comprehend complex poetry.
4.Have students write an original poem.
5. Materials and Aids-
1.Vocabulary worksheets.
2.Powerpoint slides.
3.Computer and projector to show Derrick Brown poetry performance on youtube.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Introduce the unit by having the class begin a KWL about poetry.
2.Hold class discussion and discuss what they already know and want to know.
3.Hand out vocabulary worksheet at the end of class and assign it as homework.

B. Development-

1.Teach a lesson about the most famous poets and their poetry.
2.Introduce the class to Derrick Brown (my favorite poet) and have the class start thinking about who their favorite poet is.

C. Practice-

1.Have students select a favorite poet or poem.
2.Help build their understanding of the poem by assigning them to dissect it. Explain what it is they like about the poem or poet.
3.Read these poems in class and have a discussion so students can figure out the poem's meaning together.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Have the students copy the style of their favorite poet and create an original poem.
2.Along with the poem, write a short explanation of how their poem reflects one written by their favorite poet.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Students having difficulty with the creative portion of this unit can meet with me outside of class for extra help.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Exit slips will need to be handed in at the end of class. On this exit slip, students will have to answer a question and ask one about the lesson taught that day.
2.Weekly five point quizzes.

G. Closure-

A final presentation presenting their original poem before the class.

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)