Ep 115: How to Combine Poetry and Research to Push Your Students’ Reading and Writing Skills - EB Academics

Ep 115: How to Combine Poetry and Research to Push Your Students’ Reading and Writing Skills

At EB Academics, we are always looking for ways to engage our students while providing rigorous lessons that will build students’ skills and encourage them to think more deeply and critically about a text or topic. 

Oftentimes, when we see poetry taught in other classrooms, lessons stop after the analysis of the text. Students are rarely asked to go deeper with poems and analyze the potential origins of the topics or themes based on time period or the author’s experiences. One way to push students’ reading and writing skills is to combine poetry with a little bit of research, providing you the opportunity to spiral in the research standards while expanding students’ understanding of a poem.

Today, we share our Elements of Poetry Mini Research Project so that you can consider including a research component in your next poetry unit. We explain the purpose and framework of the assignment, giving you the strategies and tools to do this project in your class with any poems of your choice!

Tune in now to hear:

  • [00:45] All about the “Easy Week Experience” on April 18th
  • [02:30] Our favorite activity to combine research and poetry
  • [02:45] How to begin with a review of figurative language
  • [04:40] How to set students up for success before they begin researching
  • [07:00] How to incorporate a gallery walk in this project
  • [07:40] What students include and analyze in the project’s final product
  • [10:30] Shop the resource!

Click here to listen now!

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