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Poetry Discussion: Engaging With Poetry

A 6-week poetry discussion series for the middle school student using classic English poems from around the world.
Shaheen Rasheed, MS Ed.
637 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 7 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
Beginner, Intermediate Level
learners per class


Charged upfront
$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 6 weeks
60 minutes per class

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will increase their knowledge of literary terms and poetic devices through discussing poems and the lives of poets from around the world. 
Students will learn to parse a poem and share their knowledge of themes and meanings as derived from their readings. 
Students will learn to cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the poet says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the poem. 
Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the poem, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.
Reading assigned poems ahead of class time. 
~ A poetic devices handout with definition and terms will be provided by the teacher. ~ PDF of Poems learned in class
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal assessment made via oral discussions led in the Socratic style in class. 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Shaheen Rasheed, MS Ed.
Lives in the United States
Experienced Teacher & Education Consultant
637 total reviews
541 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I'm Shaheen and I look forward to meeting you all virtually. I've been teaching language arts and the humanities for over 25 years in public, private and charter schools to elementary, middle and high school students. I also homeschool my... 
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