• Coherent discussion
  • Collaborative discussion
  • Prose
  • Poetry
  • Literary devices
  • Literary elements


Students know:
  • The purpose of collaborative discussions related to prose and poetry.
  • Collaborative discussions occur when participants actively listen, build on others' ideas, and ask clarifying questions.
  • Generally accepted rules for discussions.
  • Literary text often includes literary devices such as personification, imagery, alliteration, onomatopoeia, symbolism, metaphor, and simile.
  • Literary elements within a story include the theme, plot, and point of view.
  • Poetry is a genre of text that uses distinctive style and rhythm to aid in the expression of feelings, while prose is written in ordinary language.


Students are able to:
  • Participate in coherent and collaborative discussions about prose and poetry.
  • Identify and discuss literary devices and elements in poetry and prose.
  • Evaluate how prose and poetry use literary devices and elements for an intended purpose.


Students understand that:
  • Comprehension of poetry and prose can be demonstrated by engaging in a collaborative discussion about a text.
  • They can discuss the use of literary elements and devices in prose and poetry to better understand the literal and figurative meaning of the text.
  • Active participation in discussions requires students to listen and respond to others' thoughts and ideas.