LinksDistrict Literacy Site
Close Reading Resource:
Teaching Strategies For Every Classroom
Poetry Annotation Resources:
You can adapt these to work in your classrooms
How to Read and Annotate Poetry - handout from San Francisco State University
6-Step Annotation Guide - handout from Rowland HS in CA
Other poetry resources:
Exploring Poetic Elements - video from TeachingChannel.org. You do need to register, but registration is free and you can use your school email. Also, the videos do work at school.
Approaches to Poetry: Pre-Reading Strategies - This TeachingChannel.org video has students examining the words of the poem out of order to get a sense of tone, mood and perhaps theme. The same effect could be accomplished with a word cloud as the starting point.
20 Poems and Activities that Meet the Common Core Standards and Cultivate a Passion for Poetry - This is a free resource from Heinemann. While it was originally targeted for middle grades, it can certainly be adapted up or down as needed.
Dream in Color - A high school teacher resource guide from the Poetry Foundation, sponsored by Target, looks especially promising for English 10.
Read Like a Reader, Read Like a WriterInteresting guide by Steve Peha (available on the English Companion Ning) that shows how kids should read like both a reader and a writer: