Lesson 10: Students Write Free-Verse Poems

After an invigorating interpretive dance, young poets compose their first draft of a free-verse poem. Peers share their drafts and reference a rubric in order to provide feedback. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Make the word wall an ongoing blog post that learners can add to throughout the unit
  • Schedule time at the library to give pupils the chance to locate a poetry book of their choice 
Classroom Considerations

  • The tenth lesson in a series of 16 within a poetry unit 
  • Requires copies 
Pros

  • Encourages reading to spark proper language use 
  • A detailed lesson plan provides clickable links for easy access to specific parts and resources 
Cons

  • None