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Poetry Power: How to Read and Analyze Poems

Jennifer Smith, M.A. in English (she/her)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(130)
In this ongoing class, students will read & analyze poetry and learn about poets while discovering the joy of poetry.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 8
Students will learn about various poets, study different forms of poetry, and develop an understanding of how to read and analyze poetry.
I have a BS in Elementary Education and a MA in English. I taught public school for seven years and was a homeschool parent for sixteen years. I have also taught in homeschool co-ops. I have experience teaching literature and writing to multiple age levels. I am the author of a poetry book titled Mountains and Melancholy and the former author of a health blog on the Healthy Place website. I am currently enrolled in graduate school working on my MA in English.
Homework Offered
Students will be given information at the end of each class meeting for further studies of topics we covered during the class.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Learner progress is assessed through class participation and through feedback from the teacher.
Grades Offered
- Notebook or journal
- Pens or pencils
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I will refer to online sources, such as https://poets.org/ and https://www.poetryfoundation.org/. I will also use poetry books from my own personal library.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(130)
I teach Literature, Writing, Poetry, Mythology, and Folklore classes for Middle and High School. I also teach a small selection of classes for elementary-aged students and preschoolers.

I have a BS in Elementary Education and a MA in English. I... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 33 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-14
2-8 learners per class

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