Graphic Organizer for 5Cs Lesson Poetry Terms Lesson Mirty Gilkey The 5Cs Your Lesson Information Compare After finding definitions and samples of each term, students will be asked to pair or group certain terms that are similar. For instance, consonance and assonance are similar, as are metaphor and simile. By comparing qualities of similar terms, they will hopefully start to develop an understanding of the use of each term. Contrast Then students will be asked to find terms that are very different. For instance, metaphor is different than alliteration in that one is about meaning and the other is about sound. Conceptualize By labeling these terms, students will then start to think about different ways that poets can use these devices to achieve meaning in their poetry. Comprehend Comprehension will be demonstrated by students analyzing meaning in poetry from our text book and also by creating original poetry using these devices. Combine By combining their skills and knowledge about poetry terms, students will hopefully be better able to not only understand a poem's meaning, but discuss how specific elements of that poem contribute to the poet's ultimate message. There are some students who struggle with reading in my freshman class. For these students, I will need to have poetry that is at a slightly lower reading level. While I will include a Shakespearean sonnet in the unit, I have begun to use more contemporary poets in my class lately. Billy Collins is my favorite!