Poetry Teacher Resources
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Everyone Can Write Poetry
Embark on a journey of writing several different types of poetry. Fifth graders read several examples, and use the examples to model their own writing. Each poem is to be accompanied by a different art visual representation. In the end, each young poet produces his or her own poetry books for evaluation.
4th - 6th Language Arts 56 Views 473 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 37 Views 144 Downloads
Heartsongs Poetry by Mattie Stepanek
Use Mattie Stepanek’s Heartsongs book of poetry to inspire young poets to write about their own lives, experiences, and feelings. After reading the introduction to Mattie’s book, in which he talks about himself and his reasons for writing poetry, class members make predictions about the topics they might find in Heartsongs.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 140 Downloads
Poetry In Motion
Fourth graders read and analyze poetry and examine the process of writing poetry. They read and analyze the poem "From a Railway Carriage" by Robert Louis Stevenson, and answer comprehension questions. They identify the similes, metaphors, and homonyms in the poem and write a class poem about the magic of travel.
4th Language Arts 10 Views 32 Downloads
Scholar/Literati Scroll Project
Finish off a unit on Medieval China with a creative scroll project. Learners must incorporate everything they have learned about the Tang or Song dynasty into a literati scroll. The requirements are clearly laid out as to what must be included, but the fun comes in how they choose to showcase it.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 7 Downloads
"you Can't Order a Poem Like You Order a Taco": an Introduction To Poetry
Students explore what poetry is and certain aspects within it. They write their own knowledge and perceptions of poetry and the expand that knowledge and experience through listening to, reading, and writing poetry and exploring poetic terminology.
7th - 10th Language Arts 19 Views 103 Downloads
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 listen to a poem with a specific structure.
3rd - 8th English Language Development 45 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teachers' Resource Kit - Taming the Sun
For thousands of years, people have been creating stories to explain their observations of the natural world. Explore this interesting literary form with this series of activities complementing the book Taming the Sun: Four Maori Myths by Gavin Bishop.
1st - 6th Language Arts 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Shall I compare this project to a summer's day? Perhaps not, but you might find your pupils making similar comparisons as they work on their own Elizabethan sonnets. The resource includes an assignment page, a clever student example, sonnet pointers, two sonnet planning pages, and a peer review sheet.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
From Light to Dark and Back
Experiment with light and dark in a series of interactive activities that lead up to reading and writing poetry. Class members have the opportunity to observe their feelings while sitting in the light and dark and to play with shadow before reading a series of poems that relate to lightness and darkness.
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Found News Poems
Combine informational text and creative writing with one fun activity! Middle and high schoolers write found poems based on newspaper headlines that they find. The resource includes a thorough lesson plan and many links to articles that you could use.
6th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 41 Downloads
Students combine elements of music with poetry. In this creative writing lesson, students examine poems from a variety of authors with varying writing styles. Students explore the different elements of poetry, including tone, rhythm, and various types of figurative language.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 7 Downloads
Creative Writing Poem
Fifth graders write poetry using imagery and practice poetry presentation. For this poetry lesson, 5th graders listen as the teacher reads a humorous poem using different voice modulations and presentation techniques. They discuss the presentation before writing and presenting their original poems.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 36 Downloads
Poetry can be fun! To set your pupils giggling, have them listen to poems from If Kids Ruled the School by Bruce Lansky. Then, they can study the different types of poetry on www.gigglepoetry.com, and choose one form on which to base their own original poem.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 40 Downloads