This literary response and analysis lesson focuses on identifying the characteristics of poetry and drama. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read the passage, noting any characteristics of poetry or drama (based on a given table). Then, they determine if the text is poetry or drama and explain their answer by listing all the characteristics they found. In addition to the lesson, there are eight pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.