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The Buzz Poem
Students discuss terrorism. They brainstorm titles for poems. They write two lines for a group poem.
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Figurative Language Packet
A definitive resource for your figurative language unit includes several worksheets and activities to reinforce writing skills. It addresses poetic elements such as simile and metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and idioms, and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Images of Poetry
Using a simple yet solid lesson plan, pupils discuss poetic devices and imagery in modern day poetry using "Morning", written by Billy Collins. After analyzing this piece, your young writers will then write their own poems reflecting a...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Smithsonian In Your Classroom: The Music in Poetry
Take poetry off the page and put it into terms of movement, physical space and, finally, music with this series of three lessons from the Smithsonian Institution. This resource introduces middle schoolers to two poetic forms that...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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
Animating Poetry: Reading Poems about the Natural World
Students complete poetry analysis activities. For this poetry analysis lesson, students consider the use of imagery and sound devices in poetry. Students translate poetry into another art, read a diverse selection of poems, and express...
7th - 9th English Language Arts