One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

Below are the resources I use to teach One Art by Elizabeth Bishop, a poem from the first list of set texts from the Cambridge IGCSE Literature syllabus.  The PowerPoint includes a warm-up quick write activity, key vocabulary (many of my students are ELL, so pre-teaching vocabulary is a MUST), pre, during, and post reading discussion questions, an explanation of the poetic form, and a writing prompt.

The reading companion goes along with the PowerPoint and can be used as a formative assessment.

I have also included the graphic organizer that I use to teach individual poems (go here for a deeper explanation).

Use the materials as-is, or change them to better fit your students needs or teaching style.

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