Poetry First Lines
Young scholars analyze poetry. They discuss the different types of poetry and the various forms that can be used to write poetry. Students create their own unique poetry using one of the forms discussed.
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Whatif by Shel Silverstein
What a skillful way to incorporate Shel Silverstein, a wonderful author, into the classroom. Composed of three tasks, children are led through a series of text-dependent questions that force them to unveil the meaning of Silverstein's...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
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
Fabulous Fibonacci and His Nifty Numbers
Fibonacci numbers are not only found in the classroom but also in nature. Explore the concept of Fibonacci numbers through a series of lessons designed to gain insight into the mathematical reasoning behind the number pattern, and spark...
3rd - 5th Math 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 lesson provides information about this type of poetry as well as a video example made by eighth graders that you can show your...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review The Giving Tree Anniversary Teaching Guide
Celebrate poetry month all of April with a guide that uses six of Shel Silverstein's most famous books as a basis for the lessons. Discussion questions and writing activities are provided for each of Silverstein's books.
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Genre Lesson: Poetry
Hook kids into a study on poetry elements by asking them to bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. Discuss the elements in one or two songs (preferably that demonstrate rhyme, figurative language, or a repeating phrase). Groups do...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
All Together Now: Collaborations in Poetry Writing
Have your elementary learners listen to poems for rhythm and rhyming, and then work together to write one line of a poem. They will complete a practice worksheet for rhythm and rhyming before writing their original poem. This is a great...
Pre-K - 5th English Language Arts