Poems, Drama, Prose Differences


With our Poems, Drama, Prose Differences lesson plan, students learn all poems, dramas, and prose, including their characteristics and how they differ from each other.

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Our Poems, Drama, Prose Differences lesson plan teaches students how to differentiate between poems, dramas, and prose. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively with a partner to choose a topic and imagine they were going to write a story, poem, and drama related to it; they then answer the given questions for each type of literature, demonstrating their understanding of the differences between each type. Students are also asked to match lesson terms with their definitions.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose. Students will also be able to identify the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.5

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4th Grade