TPCASTT Poetry Analysis Mini-Lesson and Templates


Guide students through poems with ease using the TPCASTT poetry analysis method. This step-by-step mini-lesson will offer you guidance in teaching your students the secret to analyzing poetry using the TPCASTT method. The editable slideshow will provide an easy-to-follow structure to help students break down poems and interpret their meaning. Afterward, use the no-prep TPCASTT templates with any poem!


What is the TPCASTT method?
  • Title – Making predictions
  • Paraphrasing – Retelling the poem in your own words
  • Connotations – Making meaning of poetic devices
  • Attitude – A closer look at the speaker and tone
  • Shifts – Identifying changes or shifts in the poem
  • Title – Making connections
  • Theme – Uncovering the speaker’s message
The TPCASTT poetry analysis method will help you get meaningful results from your poetry lessons. By guiding your students through the TPCASTT method, you can be sure that they fully understand the meaning of each poem you read. 
What’s Included?
  • Editable No-Prep Slideshow (PowerPoint and Google Slides)
  • TPCASTT Template
  • Two “Guided Practice” TPCASTT Activities
  • Reusable TPCASTT Brochure
  • Digital TPCASTT Notebook
Use the TPCASTT templates again and again with any poem! Last-minute sub plans? Give students a few poetry choices and assign a digital notebook. Test prep? Assign a poem and have students complete the brochure independently! The beauty of this activity is that it is so easy to plug & play. 
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Coty said, “This is a beautiful resource! I’ve been using TPCASTT for years, but this made the strategy more easily accessible for virtual learning. I also love how the creator scaffolded the strategy. I highly recommend this product! Thank you for sharing!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jessica said, “This is extremely helpful to my students. I teach 7th grade ELA and I use my document camera on my smart board, so I printed these off and laminated them for each desk in my classroom. They are able to use this resource while we are TPCASTT-ing poems together and I don’t have to switch between screens.”
Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):
RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.7
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.6
RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5
RL.8.2, RL.8.4
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