Poetry, Prose, and Drama



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Poetry, Prose, and Drama

  • Key Learning: Texts are structured in a way to help the reader comprehend the information more easily.
  • 701.8.3, 701.8.4, 701.6.3, 701.6.4
  • Unit Essential Question: How does analyzing text structure help you better understand the information you are reading?
  • Concept:
  • Concept:
  • Biography and Autobiography
  • Lesson Essential Questions:
  • How do I distinguish among poetry, prose, and drama?
  • 701.8.3, 701.8.4
  • Lesson Essential Questions:
  • How do the features of nonfiction texts aid in comprehension?
  • 701.6.3, 701.6.4
  • Lesson Essential Questions:
  • What are the distinguishing characteristics of the different types of prose?
  • 701.8.3, 701.8.4
  • Lesson Essential Questions:
  • How do you explain the characteristics of biography and autobiography?
  • 701.8.3
  • Poetry, Prose and Drama

Unit Vocabulary

  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Drama
  • Text features
  • (headings, key words, captions, footnotes, maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, diagrams)
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Genre
  • Biography
  • Autobiography

Table of Contents for: Text Structure

  • Title of Paper
  • Date of
  • Assign
  • Your
  • Score
  • Worth
  • 1
  • 20
  • 2
  • Poetry, Prose, and Drama Summarizer NBP
  • 20
  • 3
  • Reading Poetry, Prose, and Drama Worksheet
  • 20
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

Activator

  • What Is It?
    • See if you can tell what each title is… poetry, prose, or drama
    • Record your answers on your notesheet.

Activator

  • The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
  • “After a Hundred Years” by Emily Dickenson
  • Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography by Lemony Snicket
  • Poetry

Poetry’s Purpose

  • Poetry is a form of writing that is meant to
  • 1. entertain
  • 2. express

Text Features of Poetry

  • There are several features of poetry that make it unique from other forms of writing. These are:

Text Features of Poetry

  • Varied in length
  • Written in lines and stanzas
  • Uses sound devices (rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia, etc…)
  • Takes poetic license with space, punctuation, grammar, etc…

Text Features of Poetry

  • Uses word pictures to build sensory impressions and create images
  • Plays with the sounds of words and the rhymes of phrases
  • Is usually intended to be read aloud

Forms of Poetry

  • Poetry can take several forms. These are:

Forms of Poetry

  • Shape Poems
  • Acrostic Poems
  • Ballads
  • Lyrical Poems
  • Haikus
  • Narrative Poems
  • Free Verse
  • Blank Verse

Let’s Review #1

  • Tell me three things that you have learned about poetry (write them down).
  • Prose

Prose’s Purpose

  • Prose is a form of writing that is meant to:
  • 1. inform
  • 2. entertain
  • 3. express
  • 4. persuade

Text Features of Prose

  • There are several features of prose that make it unique from other forms of writing. These are:

Text Features of Prose

  • Written using paragraphs
  • May contain dialogue
  • Can be either fiction or nonfiction
  • Can have headings and/or subheadings
  • Can be accompanied by graphics (charts, photos)

Forms of Prose

  • Prose can take several forms. These are:

Forms of Prose

  • Biography
  • Autobiography
  • Essay
  • Novel
  • Short Story
  • Novella
  • Article
  • Fable / Folktale
  • Folktale

Let’s Review #2

  • Tell me three things that you have learned about prose (write them down).
  • Drama

Drama’s Purpose

  • Drama is a form of writing that is meant to:
  • 1. express
  • 2. entertain

Text Features of Drama

  • There are several features of drama that make it unique from other forms of writing. These are:

Text Features of Drama

  • Can have staging directions
  • Can have a list of characters
  • Written to be performed
  • Written in the form of a script (dialogue)
  • Can include directions for costuming and physically setting a stage

Forms of Drama

  • Drama can take several forms. These are:

Forms of Drama

  • Play
  • Skit
  • Opera
  • Musical
  • Monologue

Let’s Review #3

  • Tell me three things that you have learned about drama (write them down).

Summarizer, Part 1

  • Look back at our activator.
  • Now that you are more familiar with poetry, prose, and drama, go back and double-check if your first answers are correct.
  • If they aren’t, fix them with your GRADING pen.

Summarizer, Part 2

  • Take out a blank sheet of notebook paper.
  • Title it “Poetry, Prose, and Drama Summarizer” and head it properly.
  • Follow the directions on the next slide.

Summarizer, Part 2

  • We are doing a 3-2-1…
    • 3. Write three types of text (there are only three)
    • 2. Write two features of each type (label each type so I know what it is)
    • 1. Write one form of each type
    • (label each type so I know what it is)
  • Turn it into the blue bin when you are done.


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