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More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Preparing for Poetry: A Reader's First Steps
High schoolers examine denotation and connotation in language, and paraphrase a poem. They read and analyze a sonnet by iam Shakespeare, analyze the attitude and tone, paraphrase a poem, and create a thesis about a poem based on textual...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
This is a very much detailed five-day plan on writing portrait poems. Throughout, class members review figurative language and work systematically to develop their poems. The teacher provides rubrics for the poem as well as a portrait...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What's the Main Idea?
By sharing a summary about their favorite book or movie, your young readers can then discuss the main ideas of their beloved stories. The concept transitions to finding the main idea in poetry. Class members use textual clues in various...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Seven Poems, Seven Paintings: A Teacher's Guide to Selected Holocaust Poetry
Seven poems paired with seven original works of art provide learners an opportunity to draw connections between literary and artistic interpretations. Designed to augment a study of the Holocaust, each pair is accompanied by discussion...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades
While this first appears to be a description of 20 poetry activities, it is actually the introduction, rationale, and explanation of the activities and one sample lesson for "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost. After a copy of the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
As an introduction to literary criticism, class members recreate I.A. Richards' close reading experiment. Individuals select a poem, paraphrase the story, focus on the imagery used, consider what the imagery adds to the tale, and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
I Can Write a Poem
It is so important for English language learners to be able to write for a variety of purposes. Specifically written for an ELD class, this activity provides explicit instruction for teaching learners how to write a poem. First, they...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Life is Bittersweet--Mi Vida es Dulce Amarga Poetry Book
Young, bilingual authors create and publish a bilingual poetry book. They write and perfect poetry, using original artwork to illustrate their ideas. They edit, publish, and bind their book using desktop publishing.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 1: Poem
While originally created to accompany The Cay, this poetry lesson could be used on it's own, especially if you are working on dialect. Class members conduct a close reading of "When Malindy Sings" by Paul Laurence Dunbar and listen to an...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Poems From the Academy of American Poets Chancellors
Start a lesson on poetic voice with a peer to peer discussion on what characterizes the strength in the voice with which a writer chooses to express himself/herself. In pairs, readers are tasked with reading and creating T-charts for...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing, Critique, and Revising: Two-Voice Poems (Chapter 14: "Las Ucas/Grapes")
Continue work on the two-piece poem that compares two characters from Esperanza Rising. Give class members a few minutes to finish their drafts. After they have a complete product, model how to critique and edit the poems with one group....
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Whatif by Shel Silverstein
What a skillful way to incorporate Shel Silverstein, a wonderful author, into the classroom. Composed of three tasks, children are led through a series of text-dependent questions that force them to unveil the meaning of Silverstein's...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Producing Poetic Podcasts (Hey, That's Alliteration!)
Integrate technology into your English classroom by having your kids create podcasts that analyze poems. A list of suggested poetry is included, but any poem could work well with this assignment. The main focus lies in discussing the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts