Teaching Theme in Poetry – Middle School Poetry Lesson & Poetry Theme Activities


Teaching theme in poetry can be TOUGH! But with this all-inclusive middle school poetry mini-lesson, I’ll help you teach poetry themes in an engaging way! From an editable slideshow for easy lesson planning to the creative poetry activities, students will hone in on their analytical skills while expressive creativity.


In this middle school poetry lesson, you’ll be able to engage your students in the exploration of theme in poetry with interactive and hands-on activities.

This Theme in Poetry Mini-lesson Includes:

  • Editable Poetry Themes PowerPoint and Google Slides Slideshow
  • Poetry Theme Art Exhibit Activity
  • 5 Poems for Analysis
  • Editable Template to Add Your Own Poem
  • Option to Incorporate Technology
  • Examples
  • Printable and Digital Formats

This resource covers the fundamentals of theme in poetry and includes creative poetry activities to guide students through the process of generating theme statements while reinforcing their understanding through visual representation and imagery.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amy said, “Another awesome poetry lesson. Students analyze theme and then get creative with adding an image on top that represents the theme. Many poem options are included. Thanks!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Patti said, “LOVE everything about this lesson — the look and design, the colors…the content in particular. Rolled this right into my poetry unit. I also appreciate the slight change/twist to the blackout poetry. Thanks for saving me some time.”

Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):




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