Writing a Poem
In this writing a poem instructional activity, students write a poem by trying to paint a picture with their words. Students end each line with a rhyming word and then give their poem a title.
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Shape (Or Concrete) Poems
Poetry comes in all shapes and sizes. Young writers pick a shape, select words and phrases that describe how the shape makes them feel, and create a shape poem. A raindrop example and step-by-step instructions give your budding poets a...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Write a Poem
It is so important for English language learners to be able to write for a variety of purposes. Specifically written for an ELD class, this activity provides explicit instruction for teaching learners how to write a poem. First, they...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Super Sentences & Perfect Paragraphs
An extensive collection of lessons and activities includes many writing, grammar, and proofreading exercises. With templates and worksheets that cover several steps in the writing process, from sentence to paragraph to essay, this...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Special Friends: Challenge Activities (Theme 9)
Special Friends is the theme of a unit comprised of challenge activities for those who have already mastered the skills in the Houghton Mifflin unit Special Friends. Extended learning opportunities include writing an activity book, a...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable