Fourth graders discuss their favorite poets after listening to a number of poems. They tell why they like particular types of poetry. They work in small groups to chose a poem to re-write into an original group poem.
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Money Can't Buy Everything: Writing Poetry
Explore consumerism by reading poetry. Learners define the terms synonym and antonym while utilizing a thesaurus to replace certain words in a money related poem. They then discuss the relationship between money, words, and happiness.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Making Objects Human
Explore poetry, personification, and multiple languages with a poetry reading and writing lesson. After the teacher reads the poem to the class, a discussion about personification follows. The class then writes a collaborative poem...
4th - 5th 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
ELD Poetry: When I Taste Salt
English language learners read "When I Taste Salt" and complete the questions that accompany the poem. After completing the basic reading comprehension questions, they make a personal connection to the story by writing about one of their...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts