How to Write an “I Can’t Write a Poem” Poem

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Ever have students complain that they don't know how to write a poem? Turn those complaints into magnificent works of writing with an independent poetry lesson about not being able to write poetry.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners share their poems in a funny poetry slam or on Parents' Night
  • Give to young writers who are reluctant to write more complex poems
Classroom Considerations
  • Examples include rhyme schemes and rhythm patterns; decide if you will require your students to include these poetic elements
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Pros
  • A fun and creative activity
  • Designed for learners to work independently
Cons
  • None