Welcome to Writing Poetry

This Welcome to Writing Poetry unit also includes:

Your pupils are poets, and now they'll be able to show it with the exercises in this packet. The lessons, designed for beginner, intermediate, and experienced poets, not only feature a variety of poetic forms, but take learners through the writing process as well.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Host a Slam Poetry event or a Jazz Cafe where young poets read their work
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed to be used as poetry writing unit, the lessons could also be incorporated into other units of study
Pros

  • The 212-page packet includes a unit overview and rationale for the approach used, step-by-step plans, writing prompts, model poems, and an appendix of handouts and teacher resources
Cons

  • None