Poetry Using Visual Shapes
Seventh graders examine the cultural, economical, agricultural, and historical aspects of Texas. They create a visual image and write a poem to represent the state of Texas.
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Images of Poetry
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...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Write a Poem
It is so important for English language learners to be able to write for a variety of purposes. Specifically written for an ELD class, this activity provides explicit instruction for teaching learners how to write a poem. First, they...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”
Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Diamond Poems Across the Curriculum
Building vocabulary can be done at any age; and here's a resource that supports it in any academic subject. Teach parts of speech, explore domain-specific language, and use new vocabulary words to compose a diamond poem. Great for any...
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Inspiration: Visualizing Vocabulary
How do you get your class to recall the meaning of difficult vocabulary words? Use Inspiration Software to create vocabulary mind maps with your kids! Although this guided practice activity is focused on a specific computer program, the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed