If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will gain an understanding of varying formats of poetry, such as ballads and sonnets. They will be able to identify the formats they read and understand them well enough to create originals in the form.
Students will build vocabulary using different techniques, including through the context of the text and through reference materials. Students will also identify instances of language used in different contexts, such as figurative language.
Students will learn to recognize and use different literary techniques, such as pathetic fallacy...