Poetry Forms and Structure Mini-Lesson – Presentation, Worksheets, Scavenger Hunt


Make teaching poetry forms and structure fun with this complete mini-lesson and an interactive scavenger hunt! This Poetry Structure mini-lesson includes a no-prep editable presentation, a student note catcher, two practice worksheets, and a fun question trail review. This makes the perfect lesson for exploring poetry structures in an easy and engaging way. Quick and easy setup, plus digital options for virtual learners or tech-infused classrooms!


The No-Prep Poetry Form and Structure Slideshow Covers:

  • Stanzas
  • Forms of Poetry (couplet, tercet, quatrain, chinquapin, sestet, septet, octave)
  • Lines
  • Poetic Techniques (lineation, end-stopping, enjambment)

Use this introductory lesson to teach students the various forms of poetry and poetic techniques in relation to structure. Then, take a look at the impact techniques like enjambment have on the overall meaning.

You’ll love the visually appealing slide deck that makes teaching this mini-lesson a walk in the park! Your students will also love being able to get out of their seats and find their way through the scavenger hunt. Both printable and digital versions are included!



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rachael said, “Great resource!! My in-person students were so excited about a poetry game and my few remote students were highly engaged as well.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amy T said, “Thank you for creating these poetry lessons. This scavenger hunt was fun and students enjoyed it.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Crystal said, “My students were highly engaged using this resource. I’ll add it to the collection of “must-do” for next year. Thank you!”


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):





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