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Poetry Workshop: Fixed Form Poems
Encourage the poetic genius in your young creative writers with a poetry workshop. Fix form poems (cinquains acrostic poems, octopoems, hello/goodbye poems) provide a framework and encourage vocabulary development as well as an awareness...
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Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet - "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou
Examine poetic structure and literary devices in an activity focused on Maya Angelou's "Woman Work." The first two pages provide the full text of the poem, which middle schoolers can annotate and highlight. They go on to complete a...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Gain greater insight into poems using a poetry analysis worksheet. Here, scholars follow steps and answer questions to dissect any poem. Topics include the poem's meaning, theme, technique, and structure, as well as personal thoughts and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Rhythm and Meter
If you're introducing rhythm and meter into your poetry instructional activity, consider these activities based on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Focusing on "Because I could not stop for Death," kids discuss accents, breves, and how...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Analyze the Structure of a Poem
Each stanza typically has its own main idea that has a purpose within a poem. Demonstrate how to determine the purpose of each stanza within the poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. The video models marking the text and analysis of...
5 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The blank page can be a huge hurdle to overcome when writing a poem. Take that hurdle away with an interactive format that enables pupils to write elegant diamante poems. After they add the first and last words in two separate fields,...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable