Poetry Writing

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Put the tips and tricks in this guide into practice in order to encourage your pupils to blossom into poets. A wonderful reference material for teachers, this packet includes definitions of poetic terms and forms as well as step-by-step processes for teaching kids how to write original poems.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Follow the two-week plan outlined in the resource or pick and choose the worksheets and activities that fit your plans for teaching how to write poetry
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that this is not a fully articulated unit, but it is pretty close, and it is intended to help you plan a full unit
Pros

  • Comes with student samples that you can show your class during the prewriting process
  • Provides easy-to-read charts and lists of terms and topics that you can use for reference when planning
  • Includes a two-week schedule for a poetry writing unit
  • Make sure to scan the entire document to find poetry writing prompts and worksheets necessary for the steps described in the plan
Cons

  • None