Prose Poetry Paragraphs
Students write about something that is familiar to them in their home or school. In this description writing lesson, students use the style of prose poetry in their writing, and they will use poetic techniques while they write their paragraph.
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An Old Chinese Poem
This is a lesson plan of two parts. First, learners read a poem and work with partners to deliver an expressive two-voice reading of the poem. Next, they read an essay by Yah Phou Lee, a Chinese citizen sent to school in the United...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Part 1
Similar to a textbook, this resource includes multiple texts, plenty of explanation, lots of practice, and several graphic organizers. Use all of the materials, or pick and choose from such texts as "The Circuit," "Shoes for Hector,"...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Poetry Beyond Words: Creating Poetry with Linguistically Diverse Students
Models of and directions for how to write 20 different types of poems are featured in an NCTE resource. The introduction to each form highlights the embedded concepts. For example, tongue twisters encourage poets to use alliteration and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Mark Twain: "The Glorious Whitewasher"
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Introducing “If” and Noting Notices and Wonders of the First Stanza
After reading chapter 14 of the story Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, scholars take part in a read aloud of the poem If by Rudyard Kipling and compare it to the reading of Bud, Not Buddy. Learners then go deeper into the poem...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense
Introduce your class to the delights of nonsense poetry and explore literary devices with the writing of Edward Lear. Learners identify rhyme and meter as well as figures of speech, alliteration, and onomatopoeia in "The Owl and the...
4th - 7th English Language Arts