As we focus on analyzing poetry, we begin with asking the students to "solve riddles". In reality, we are helping the students understand how to cite textual evidence in order to determine the speaker of the poem. We will soon add literary devices to our analysis. You will notice the use of sentence frames and color coding. The color coding is intentional, as we are trying to encourage the use of appropriate transitions in writing and speaking. We will take the frames away as the year progresses, but for now, they are an important support tool for their learning.