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30 resources with the concept poetic forms

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From Prose to Poetry

For Students 7th - 12th
Find the poem embedded with great prose. Young poets transform prose sentences and paragraphs into poems using line breaks and forms. Consider having class members share their creations.
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The Ancient Art of Haiku

For Teachers 7th - 8th
A cross-disciplinary lesson plan that incorporates language arts, social studies, and art into a creative project, this lesson plan would be a great fit for any middle school humanities classroom. After briefly learning about the...
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How to Write a Funny Epitaph Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What can happen if you eat too much cafeteria food? Or wear dirty clothes every day? Or talk back to your mother? Use a lesson on humorous poems as a way for students to practice silly rhymes as fictional epitaphs.
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How to Write a “Backward” Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
If you like poetry, wait till you try backward poetry! Young writers read Shel Silverstein's "Backward Bill" before writing their own funny poems that are full of backward imagery and phrasing.
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How to Write a Tanka Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Take your haikus to the next level with tanka poems, another form of Japanese poetry that regulates the length and rhythm of each line by syllables. Young writers read the explanation, examples, and tips for tanka poems before writing...
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How to Eat a Poem: Analyzing Craft and Structure

For Teachers 7th Standards
Engage, amuse, and intrigue middle schoolers with a reading and writing project that investigates poetry as a genre. The 14-page packet is packed with exercises designed to involve even the most reluctant readers.
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How to Write a Concrete or “Shape” Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Writers compose an original shape poem. Scholars choose a subject to write about and create a visual representation by forming a corresponding picture using the poem's words.  
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How to Start a Poetry Journal

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Practice makes proficient! Using a journal of their choice, authors organize pages, then begin their writing journey of on-going writing practice in which they compose all poetic forms including diamante, limerick, free verse, and more!
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Free Verse

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Free verse poetry is often regarded as poetry without structure, but in reality, it is a poetic form that adheres to its own poet's thought and breath patterns. Delve into the rules and famous examples of free-verse poetry with a short...
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Welcome to Writing Poetry

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Your pupils are poets, and now they'll be able to show it with the exercises in this packet. The lessons, designed for beginner, intermediate, and experienced poets, not only feature a variety of poetic forms, but take learners through...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Teach your class a thing or two about figurative language with this straightforward presentation. The presentation defines figurative language as well as various types of figurative language, such as metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia,...
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Poetry Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Put the tips and tricks in this guide into practice in order to encourage your pupils to blossom into poets. A wonderful reference material for teachers, this packet includes definitions of poetic terms and forms as well as step-by-step...
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Core Analysis Frame: Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Dig deep into any piece of poetry with a set of analysis questions. Ponder the content, form, and language of poetry and provide some question for critique. The first two pages include general questions, and the remainder of the document...
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Poetry Notes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Break this presentation into two or three days so as not to overwhelm your kids. Fifty-four slides is a lot of slides, but the PowerShow is well-organized, and terms are defined clearly and illustrated in examples provided. A general...
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Owl Poems

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Explore language arts and poetry after researching owls. Sixth and seventh graders discuss the different forms of poetry and read different stories and facts about owls in order to create an interesting poem. They utilize their computers...
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10th Grade Poetry Unit

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Immerse your students into the wide world of poetry with this presentation, which opens a poetry unit. By first introducing the art of poetry and then providing examples of poems with figurative language, the presentation guides students...
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7th Grade Poetry Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Ask your pupils to explore the sounds, forms, and language of poetry by putting together a portfolio of their own work. In a binder, learners collect the poems listed on the second page of the assignment sheet. Each individual creates a...
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Intro to Poetry Notes

For Students 6th - 12th
Prepare pupils to read poetry. This is a student reference sheet that could be used as a handout or as a basis for notes. Included on this page are instructions on how to read a poem, discuss a poem, and determine a rhythm, as well...
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A History of Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What has rules and has no rules? What has rhythm and rhyme, and no rhythm or rhyme? What is arranged carefully and is scattered? Why, poetry, of course. Although text-heavy, this PowerPoint does provide a context for the study of poetry...
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Forms of Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Beginning a poetry unit and need to review poetry forms? Ten forms are reviewed. For each, the purpose, subject and theme, tone, rhyme, rhythm, lines, and stanzas are described. Alas, no examples of these forms are included.
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Poetry Beyond Words: Creating Poetry with Linguistically Diverse Students

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Models of and directions for how to write 20 different types of poems are featured in an NCTE resource. The introduction to each form highlights the embedded concepts. For example, tongue twisters encourage poets to use alliteration and...
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Bio-Poems and U.S. History

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners explore U.S. History by writing poems. In this United States leader biography lesson, students identify elements needed to create a good poem, and write a Bio-Poem about themselves. Learners utilize the same form to write a...
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Poetic Form

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read Red Boots On and explore  prepositions.  In this poetic form lesson, students analyze the use of prepositions in the poem. Students might also explore the rhymes or objects.  Students write original poems using whichever...
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National Poetry Month Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
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...