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332 reviewed resources for world poetry day

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On World Poetry Day, We're All Poets

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Put away the books and the printouts, and break out the paper and pens to honor World Poetry Day.
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More Than Mud and Cooties: The Poetry of World War I Soldiers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Poetry is not just for romance. Teach middle schoolers about soldiers' experiences during World War I with poetry written by the soldiers themselves. The lesson includes a simulation activity, a graphic organizer activity, and a...
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Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet -

For Students 7th - 9th
Inspire your young poets with this poetry analysis activity, which features James Weldon Johnson's "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing." The first page provides the entire poem, and the last two pages include activities for your class to...
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Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet

For Students 7th - 11th
"Things are not what they seem" in this poetry activity, which discusses Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life." Your students will see the world through the eyes of the transcendentalists after analyzing the meaning, context,...
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Evoking the Senses in a Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Budding poets choose a topic for a sensory-filled poem. Authors describe that topic using detailed language based on the five senses. Then, switch the senses to create a fanciful poem intended to add a touch of fun to the objective. 
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Searching for Meanings Beneath the Surface of the Poem

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine poems from Latin America and the Caribbean. They compare different perspectives and subjects in the poems. They research Peace Corps volunteers as well.
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Images of Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Using a simple yet solid lesson plan, pupils discuss poetic devices and imagery in modern day poetry using "Morning", written by Billy Collins. After analyzing this piece, your young writers will then write their own poems reflecting a...
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“The Art of War”: Trench Art of World War I

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach pupils how veterans used art to deal with PTSD and shell-shock from trench warfare during World War I. Scholars use graphic organizers, a cartoon analysis sheet, and their own inferences to analyze primary source art work by veterans.
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The Lady of Shalott: Theme of Man and the Natural World

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Students read about Alfred, Lord Tennyson's use of nature in the poem, "The Lady of Shallot." Students then respond to 4 short answer questions based on the theme of man in the natural world. Questions require students to reflect...
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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Historical Criticism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Writing is often influenced by current events. Take a look at the time period during which Robinson Jeffers was writing in order to gain a full understanding of his work. Pupils consider the relationship between his poems and historical...
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Searching for Meanings Beneath the Surface of the Poem

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze poetry. In this cultural perspectives lesson, students read the poem "Soccer Until Dusk" by Mark Brazaitis. Students analyze the poem and consider the cultural perspective it reveals.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 2: Key Themes - The Second Coming

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
How does the cultural context of Chinua Achebe's novel, Things Fall Apart, connect to the context of William Bulter Yeats' poem, "The Second Coming" from which Achebe drew his title? Class members use the Syncon (synergistic convergence)...
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Eisenhower on D-Day: Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Dwight D. Eisenhower's message to troops for D-Day is iconic. Individuals examine Eisenhower's words and compare that to historians' understanding of the epic events of that day using primary sources, an essay, and a Venn diagram to...
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Found Poetry Finds Popularity

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Writers use non-fiction pieces to craft found poems across all domains for a New York Times writing contest.
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How to Create a “Found Poem”

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Writers compose an original found poem by searching for words that inspire them. Words are taken from everyday conversation, books, cut from magazines, the mail, or an already written poem. 
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Earth Day

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars participate in Earth Day lessons. In this Earth Day lesson set, students discuss the planet Earth. They listen to a web story, talk about recycling, composting, and their carbon foot print. They complete an activity in...
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D-day Message from General Eisenhower to General Marshall

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze a "top secret" document written by Eisenhower. They identify and chart cliches for those about to go into battle and read related poetry. They invite a veteran to describe the D-Day invasion.
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Veterans Day – Elementary Resources

For Teachers K - 6th
This Veterans Day, be prepared to honor our country's military with a host of links that direct you to a variety of posters, lesson plans, background information, videos, activities, a quiz, and suggestions for how to show respect for...
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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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Celebrating Earth Day With Students

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Student's attention is focused on the environment during Earth Day. This helps to stimulate their creativity and imagination, so that they can act persuasively to help solve environmental problems.
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Searching for Meanings Benath the Surface of the Poem

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read "Soccer Until Dusk". As a class, they discuss the various settings and actions in the poem and discuss the life in Guatemala and compare it with the United States. To end the lesson, they complete a journal reflection...
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Dream in Color — Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Celebrate diversity with a toolkit designed to inspire young poets to develop their own voices. After examining poems by African American poets, individuals craft their own poetic stories. The packet features poems by Gwendolyn Brooks,...
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Elizabethan Sonnets

For Teachers 7th - 9th
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,...
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Practice with Poetry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138 is the focus of a reading comprehension exercise that asks readers to answer to five questions using evidence drawn from the poem to support their response.