How to Read and Analyze Poetry

As a High School English Language teacher, you can use this lesson plan to teach your students how to read and analyze poetry and to use these techniques to examine climate related poems.

In this lesson plan, students will be taught how to read poetry and identify elements such as theme, structure, and tone. Through this lesson plan your students will also be introduced to one of the most significant issues of our times- Climate Change. Thus, the use of this lesson plan allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in English Language.

Grade Level: High School
Discipline: Humanities, English
Topics: Reading Poetry, Poetry Elements- Structure, Tone, Theme, Poetry Analysis, Climate related Poetry
Climate Topic: Introduction to climate change
Location: Global, India
Languages: English
Access: Online (some material can be downloaded for offline use)
Duration: 60-70 min

Learning outcomes

The tools in this lesson plan will enable students to:

  • learn to critically analyze poetry
  • learn how to read poetry
  • identify different elements of poetry
  • analyze poetry and prepare an essay on it
  • draw comparisons between poetry from different times and themes
  • learn about climate change through poetry