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Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!

Nourish your child's inner writer with this lesson on three different forms of literature: poetry, prose, and drama. After going through some examples of each, students will demonstrate their knowledge by filling out bubble maps.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to explain major differences between poems, prose, and drama.


(10 minutes)
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  • Tell the students that authors use various methods to create what they want to write. Today they're going to learn about different genres of literature: prose, poems, and drama.
  • Write the definitions for each on the chart paper. Poems are written in lines and stanzas instead of sentences and paragraphs. Prose is made up of sentences and paragraphs without any metrical (or rhyming) structure. Drama is a piece of writing that tells a story; it is performed on a stage and uses dialogue.

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