Use a picture to create interest in a poem (or other work of literature). In this example, we'll use William Blake's poem, The Tyger
First, ask your learners to share their knowledge about tigers: - where do they live? - what do they eat? - why are they an endangered species? - has anyone seen one in a zoo? or in the wild? - what adjectives would you use to describe a tiger? Now introduce the poem's first stanza:
Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
Perhaps focus on the adjectives for some discussion: bright, immortal, fearful