Create a Poem
Students write three simple rhyming poems and read them aloud with rhythm. Students select two adjectives that are opposites and two rhyming verbs to create rhyming lines of the same length with an adjective-noun-verb pattern.
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Shape (Or Concrete) Poems
Poetry comes in all shapes and sizes. Young writers pick a shape, select words and phrases that describe how the shape makes them feel, and create a shape poem. A raindrop example and step-by-step instructions give your budding poets a...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review My Book of Poems
Copy all pages to create a book of poems during a poetry study. From alliteration to cinquain to acrostic poem, your class won't run out of templates for writing poems! Each sheet serves as a template for an entire book of poems. Other...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Poet's Toolbox
If you need a instructional activity for your poetry unit, use two poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ("Rain in Summer" and "The Slave in the Dismal Swamp") and a resource on Elements of Poetry. The lesson plan guides you through...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Every Thing On It Lessons and Activities
Honor the great poet, Shel Silverstein with eighteen activities and lessons showcasing his collection of poems from the book, Every Thing On It. Activities challenge scholars to rhyme words, make inferences, recite a poem, and more!
1st - 3rd English Language Arts 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...
Pre-K - 5th English Language Arts