Hi all! I just got a call to do a demo lesson in a really great district, and I'm super excited! I'll be doing my demo for an 11th grade academic English class. They'd like me to teach a lesson with poetry as my core text for the lesson, and I found out they are about to start a unit with Frankenstein as the main text. The supervisor said they will mostly be looking for my skills with lesson planning, creativity, and engaging the students. Since it will be a standalone lesson, I'm thinking it may be easier for me to keep within the themes/genre of Frankenstein. My ideas so far: Anticipatory Set - An independent journal-type writing task that relates to a theme/topic of the poem we'll read Main activity - Read the poem as a class, then split the students into small groups to annotate and/or respond to questions that require them to analyze and make real-world connections to the text. Then, we would discuss the responses from each group. Closure - exit ticket? (I feel like everyone does exit tickets for demo lessons though) Poetry is honestly not one of my strongest suits when it comes to teaching English, and it's honestly a little overwhelming looking through Google for idea, so I figured I'd come here for inspiration. Does anyone have any suggestions for poems that would be good for a demo lesson? Also, does anyone have any general tips for teaching poetry or succeeding in a demo lesson? Thank you so much!!