Studying poetry doesn’t have to be hard or boring. You can help your students have fun analyzing poetry, improving their writing, and even sharpening their handwriting skills with this FREE Poetry Analysis & Copywork featuring “The Foolish Fir-Tree” by Henry Van Dyke.
Poetry often seems hard and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. This FREE Poetry Analysis & Copywork unit breaks down the steps to analyzing poetry and guides students to look at:
- the definition of the words
- what is repeated and why
- what literary devices are used
- the mood, tone, and theme of the poem
- and more
This unit is designed to supplement their language arts study. It provides the questions to ask, notebooking lines to record answers, and the full text of the poem. It also includes print copywork for the students to trace and/or copy.
This unit’s featured poem is “The Foolish Fir-Tree” by Henry Van Dyke. This poem tells the charming tale of a fir tree who wished he was fancier and prettier than he felt he was in his plain, green dress.
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