Irish Poetry

William B. Yeats

4th Grade Reading

Teaching about Ireland on St. Patrick’s day is fun! Putting up shamrocks, pots of gold and wearing green is a great way to celebrate Irish culture. 


We invite you in this lesson to go a little deeper by studying one of Ireland’s great poets, William Butler Yeats.


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    Common Core Standards


    Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.



    Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).



    Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

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