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Middle School Poetry Class: Mastering Meter Two Week Course

Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (4)
Completed by 5 learners
In this two session course, students will learn all about the rhythm of poetry, known as meter, and how poets use stressed and unstressed syllables, metrical feet, iambs, trochees, dactyls, and anapests to accomplish it in their poems
Mr. Van, Certified Teacher
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (35)
year old learners
US Grade Level
Beginner, Intermediate Level
learners per class


Charged upfront
$25 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 2 weeks
55 minutes per class

Available times

Table of available sections


Class Experience

Students will use the class text (How Happy is the Little Stone by Emily Dickinson) to learn about the stressed, unstressed, and secondary stresses within words and how to identify them.  They will also learn about the four metrical feet of poetry (iamb, trochee, dactyl, and anapest) and how to identify them within poems. 
Bachelor's degree from Grace University 
Certification to Teach Secondary Students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Endorsement in English/Language Arts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha
ACE Educator
Over 10 years of experience in various educational positions
🎶 Homework will not be assigned, however, class participation will be necessary!  
🎶 Students will be encouraged to share their thoughts throughout.  
🎶 Students will be provided with fill-in-the-blank notes to ensure no one gets left behind. 
🎶 These notes will be filled in during class.  
🎶 The central text will be shared on-screen so no link to 3rd party resources is necessary. 
Skeleton notes will be provided (for each lesson)
🎶 Students will be provided fill-in-the-blank notes with short reflection sections that will allow them to individually practice reflection, analysis, and abstract thought.  
🎶 These notes will be completed by the end of class (if someone misses blanks in their notes we will spend a short amount of time at the end of class to go back through and make sure everyone gets caught up). 
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Printer (for skeleton notes) is useful but not required (notes can be filled out on a computer, but learner will have to switch back and forth between Skype and Word Document, printing the notes will be easiest)

Meet the teacher

Mr. Van, Certified Teacher
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (35)

My name is Paul Van Moorleghem, or more simply, Mr. Van!

I am currently traveling the United States of America for the next two years visiting 40 states, 49 National Parks, and as many historical and significant landmarks as possible.  I... 
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