"I Am" Poem
In this poetry writing activity, learners use the model provided to write an "I Am" poem about a famous American. Students research to learn about the person before following the model poem.
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Epic Poetry Unit
The Odyssey is the core text in this unit study of the hero's journey motif. Along the way, kids research Greek and Roman history, mythology, art, and epic poetry. The 104-page packet is perfect for homeschool or classroom situations and...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Dream in Color — Middle School
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,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Gathering Evidence and Drafting a Two-Voice Poem (Chapter 13: "Los Duraznos/Peaches")
Begin class with a short comprehension quiz and review and then move into a new genre: two-voice poems. The instructional activity provides information about this type of poetry as well as a video example made by eighth graders that you...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Learning English through Poems and Songs
Exposing learners to the power of words in poetry is a stimulating way to learn languages. Songs, haikus, rhyming words, and narrative works are all employed in a resource for teaching English as a Second Language.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Object Pronouns Song–"I Am Me, You Are You"–Rockin' English
With this upbeat music video, have fun, sing along, and enhance learner engagement and proficiency while supporting your grammar instruction. Young grammarians learn how subject and object pronouns are used in sentences through...
1 min 1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
4th - 6th English Language Arts