Module 6-Narrative Poetry-Language Arts 5A - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module students will learn how to recognize and describe two forms of poetry: narrative and lyric. Students will learn how to recognize a narrative poem. Students will learn several strategies for editing an essay. Students will learn how to identify and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.


Module Materials:

  • Pencils
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Notebook
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Highlighter
  • Markers
  • Blank paper

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Forms of Poetry
  1. Describe the difference between narrative poems and lyrical poems.
2 Poems as Stories
  1. Analyze the theme of a narrative poem.
3 How to Edit
  1. Describe the kinds of changes appropriate to the editing stage of the writing process.
4 Editing for Verb Tense
  1. Identify and correct unneeded shifts in verb tense.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
narrative poem
lyrical poem
stanza
theme
narrative poems
editing
checklist
grammar
spelling
punctuation
verb tense
shift
past
present
future

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Forms of Poetry In their Language Arts notebook, have your student explain the characteristics of narrative poetry and the characteristics of lyrical poetry. Read aloud poems from Road Dahl from the suggested book list in the course guide on the learning coach website. Are the poems narrative or lyrical?
2 Poems as Stories Continue to read aloud poems from Road Dahl's book on the suggested book list from the course guide on the learning coach website. Have your student choose one of the poems and write about the story elements in that poem in their Language Arts notebook. Can they identify a theme in the poem?
3 How to Edit In their Language Arts notebook, have your student write the strategies for editing and create a checklist for editing.
4 Editing for Verb Tense In their Language Arts notebook, create a three-column chart label one column past tense, one column present tense, and one column future tense. Have your student list verbs that represent each tense in the correct column.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Forms of Poetry
  1. What are the types of poetry?
Poems as Stories
  1. What are the characteristics of narrative poetry?
How to Edit
  1. What is editing?
Editing for Verb Tense
  1. How do you use the correct verb tense in your writing?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Forms of Poetry Jabberwocky
  1. What is this poem about?
Poems as Stories The Pied Piper
  1. Why is this poem a narrative poem?
  2. What elements of a story are in this poem?
How to Edit Editing and Publishing
  1. What things should you check for while editing your writing?
Editing for Verb Tense Pendomonium
  1. Why is it important to use the right tense with verbs?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Revolting Rhymes Roald Dahl NP


Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing