7th Grade Poetry Analysis Related Tags: 6-8 Middle School More Related Discussions Let'sLearn , middle school language arts Posted 11/02/2013 4:26PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 1 Shares 2 605 Views 7th grade poetry analysis is difficult for my students. However, they tend to love the discussions. The written analysis is a major problem. Suggestions...? Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 2 Share Comments (2)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 11/5/2013 8:50am Laura ThomasDirector, Antioch University New England Center for School Renewal, Author of Facilitating Authentic Learning, Director of the Antioch Critical Skills Program Facilitator What's the goal of the written analysis (vs. the discussion)? What do you mean by a "major problem?" Where are they going wrong? Can you use the discussion to help them generate content for the written piece? For example, if you're asking them to examine the poems for literary devices, could you use the discussion to pull examples together, discuss *why* they're good examples, and then have students use some of those examples in the written analysis? Sign in to vote! Posted 11/12/2013 8:15am @creativityassocDirector, Education Division, Creativity & Associates I recommend the Artful Thinking approach for alternatives to having your students write about poetry. It will actually help them to become better writers ultimately, but they may not notice the change. Artful Thinking is from Project Zero at Harvard. Here's a link to some of the routines that let you use other art forms to help you teach about poetry. It's very clear and user-friendly, I think. http://www.pzartfulthinking.org/routines.php Sign in to vote! blog Kids Speak Out on Student EngagementLast comment 5 months 1 week ago in Student Engagement Discussion Join the Newest Field Study for a Game on Proportional Reasoning!Last comment 3 days 6 hours ago in Community Bulletin Board blog Guiding Students in Finding Their TruthLast comment 1 week 3 hours ago in Social and Emotional Learning Discussion Classroom Management Tips for the Technology Rich ClassroomLast comment 6 days 6 hours ago in Classroom Management Discussion Creating a New Master ScheduleLast comment 1 week 2 days ago in Alternative Scheduling Sign in to comment. Not a member? Register. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?