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 2 Replies 469 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 Replies)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 Facilitator 2014 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 Joan WeberDirector, 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 Getting into the PBL GrooveLast comment 1 day 6 hours ago in Project-Based Learning blog The Back-to-School A to Z Reading ChallengeLast comment 1 day 5 hours ago in Literacy blog Intermediate Level Projects with Scratch: Random Shapes On Demand!Last comment 3 days 7 hours ago in Coding in the Classroom Discussion Science Fair MentorLast comment 1 day 9 hours ago in Health Discussion Mind the Gap: Gender and EducationLast comment 4 days 2 hours ago in Global Education Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?