Imagery and Sensory Language in Poetry Activity and Mini-Lesson


Captivate your students and help them explore imagery and sensory language in poetry in a whole new way. This resource includes a no-prep slideshow to review imagery and sensory language, engaging and hands-on “sensory stations” to get students’ creative juices flowing, and additional application tasks to cement the learning!


With this mini-lesson, students will learn about how sensory language can evoke strong emotions in readers.

Then, they’ll rotate through five sensory stations (supplies not included) to practice paying attention to and using their five senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste.

Afterward, students will apply what they know about analyzing imagery in poetry using one of three poems.

This engaging mini-lesson is perfect for sparking creativity in your poetry unit. With activities specifically created to help students sharpen their abilities to understand imagery and sensory language in poems, it’s never been easier or more fun to explore the wonderful world of poetry.

► This Imagery in Poetry Activity and Mini-lesson Includes:

  • FULLY EDITABLE No-Prep Slideshow
  • Sensory Stations Activities (Recommended Items, Directions, Recording Sheets)
  • Sensory Language Reference Sheet
  • 3 Application Worksheets with Answer Key
  • All in PRINTABLE and DIGITAL formats!

Use this poetry activity to spice up your poetry unit with this enriching approach to imagery. Best of all, it requires minimal prep time, so you can focus your energy on making sure that your students have fun while deepening their understanding of poetry.



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Chrystal said, “This was a great resource to use to help my students identify how imagery helps enhance writing. Thank you!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rachael said, “Used this at the start of my poetry unit. Very straightforward and easy to use for in-person learning and remote students!”


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.7

RL.6.2, RL.6.4


L.3, L.4


You might also like these poetry mini-lessons:

Elements of Poetry Introduction

Form & Structure

Sound Devices

Figurative Language


Analyzing Poetry

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