Elementary Poetry Teacher Resources
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Figurative It Out: Figurative Language in Children's Poetry
Seventh and eighth graders identify figurative language in children's poetry and create their own to post to a class wiki. They search a library web browser for children's poetry, read several poems, and identify simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and puns.
7th - 8th Language Arts 20 Views 606 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan for Waiting to Waltz: A Childhood by Cynthia Rylant
Sixth graders examine the elements of writing poetry. In this creative writing lesson, 6th graders discuss a book of poetry in the setting of Appalachia. Students incorporate childhood experiences into the development of visual and written representations.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Palm of My Heart: Poetry By African American Children
Elementary students explore African American culture by reading children's poetry. They read the book, The Palm of My Heart which features poetry by an assortment of young African American boys and girls. Students define several vocabulary terms from the book and answer study questions based on the poems and book.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 115 Downloads
Second graders explore language arts by analyzing poems in their class. In this word play lesson, 2nd graders define the terms rhyme, rhythm and alliteration and identify their uses. Students utilize class word lists to write their own poetry and share it with classmates.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 13 Downloads
A Day at the Poetry Theatre!
Emerging readers gain fluency and become successful readers through repeated readings. They use cross-check or cover-up methods to help them decode new words, and they chart their progress as they complete one-minute timed poetry readings with a partner.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 5 Views 111 Downloads
“Outsider” Poet Kay Ryan Goes from Poetry Club Reject to Poet Laureate
The cat might have got your tongue, but you can’t avoid the elephant in the room while you wait for the other shoe to drop. After all, the early bird gets the worm and the chickens are circling. After researching Poet Laureate Kay Ryan and her poems, ask your young poets to emulate Ryan by rehabilitating clichés and creating playful gems.
6th - 11th Language Arts 27 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
All Together Now: Collaborations in Poetry Writing
Have your elementary learners listen to poems for rhythm and rhyming, and then work together to write one line of a poem. They will complete a practice worksheet for rhythm and rhyming before writing their original poem. This is a great way to promote poetry appreciation in your pupils.
Pre-K - 5th Language Arts 128 Views 603 Downloads
Connecting Poetry to Your Life: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost and Bruce Hornsby
Make poetry relevant by inviting your class to participate in the prompt-writing process. To start off the process, read "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, discussing the poem with the provided questions. Next, read "The Road Not Taken" by Bruce Hornsby, inspired by the Frost poem.
7th - 9th Language Arts 66 Views 44 Downloads
Writing Poetry Like a Pro
Upper elementary learners discover classic and contemporary poetry. They read several poems, discover the power of performing them, and analyze the different parts that make the poems work. At the end, they use what they learned to create their own poems.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 39 Views 146 Downloads
Using Poetry to End Name Calling
Learners explore language arts by participating in poetry writing activities. In this conflict management lesson, students discuss the emotions that they feel when being teased and discussed. Learners read a Maya Angelou poem titled "Still I Rise" and answer study questions about the content.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 82 Downloads
National Poetry Month Activity
Students explore language arts by participating in a creative writing class activity. In this poetry lesson, students identify the word play, acrostic and alphabet style of poetry. Students create a poem in each form to celebrate National Poetry Month.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 5 Views 28 Downloads
Thanksgiving Poetry Lesson Plan
Students use the Tanka form of Japanese poetry to write a Thanksgiving poem. For this Japanese poetry lesson, students review a Tanka style poem and compose an original poem about Thanksgiving. Students will also write an Acrostic poem.
K - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Sounds of Poetry
Students explore language arts by identifying word sounds in creative writing. In this poetry lesson, students identify the uses of onomatopoeia while participating in a chalkboard writing activity. Students utilize five words from the chalkboard and create a poem from them.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 22 Downloads
Poetry Lesson Plan
Students explore poetry. In this poetry analysis instructional activity, students read several poems and identify the meaning of the poem. Students write a response to the selected poem and develop their own poem about a specific topic.
2nd - 9th Language Arts 59 Views 145 Downloads
Children's RIghts Around The World
Third graders examine the article of the United Nations dealing with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They conduct research in order to find information. It is used to conduct a variety of class activities that include writing poetry and role playing.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Pass the Poetry
Students read various poems daily. In this poetry lesson plan, students are exposed to poetry each day in a variety of ways. There are several ideas on how to incorporate poetry into the classroom on a daily basis as well as a list of poetry books for elementary and middle school students.
5th - 6th Language Arts 12 Views 64 Downloads
Not So Much a Lesson, More a Song and Dance
Inspired by Britain's National Poetry Day, this resource will help your class analyze poetry. You will find a variety of poetry analysis methods to work through with your class. Finish by having each person compose an original poem.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 104 Downloads