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Winter crafts Middle School - Make Poetry Fun with Blackout Poetry

Make Poetry Fun with Blackout Poetry is part of Winter crafts Middle School - Even though I incorporate poetry in my instruction throughout the year, whenever I teach my poetry unit, students always seem to moan and groan It seems as if many students don’t like poetry, so I end my poetry unit with a fun poetry project that students love Blackout Poetry If your students have never encountered Blackout Poetry before, they will love this assignment I incorporate this project with literature we’ve previously read in class Since my poetry unit coincides with National Poetry Month (April), I find online PDF versions of the novels and short stories we’ve read in class and print those out I print out several different pages from each novel so that my students have a variety of options from which to choose Before they begin working on this project, I help them out by telling them to first skim the page As they skim, I have them look for words that pop out at them Once they have some words that they want to use, I then have them add in more words from the text to create their poem Sign up for my poetry emails Subscribe to receive FREE poetry teaching resources! Thank you for subscribing You'll receive your first email soon! There was an error submitting your subscription Please try again Email Address I'd like to receive the free email course Subscribe You won't ever receive spam, and you can unsubscribe at any time Powered by ConvertKit I only dedicate one day in class for this assignment, and the rest is completed at home I tell my students that the minimum requirement is that the poem is blacked out, but I encourage them to make their poems more artistic and to incorporate an image Students love this assignment, and they truly churn out some amazing work To wrap up this project, I dedicate one day in class to present their Blackout Poems For their presentations, I have students state where the original text came from and why they chose that piece, discuss why they gravitated to the words they chose, explain the poem’s message or theme, and talk about the poem’s aesthetics This is a great way to have students work on their public speaking and presentation skills as well Instead of individual class presentations, you can also complete this assignment with smallgroup presentations or a gallery walk If you are planning your next poetry unit, here are some resources that might interest you Annotating Poetry Made Easy SMARTePlans Digital Poetry Notebook Academic Vocabulary Words About Poetry FREE Blank Verse Project

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Poetry Unit

I like to spend a couple weeks each year teaching my students about poetry.  We do a number of fun activities in addition to reading and wr...

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Free Poetry Lesson: Analyzing Poetry (NO PREP)

FREE LESSON - This mini-unit on Walt Whitman's "I Heard the Learned Astronomer" and "A Noiseless, Patient Spider," teaches students how to analyze poetry. Students must learn to observe, connect, make inferences, and draw conclusions on themes. This mini-guide includes: ❒ a detailed lesson plan for ...

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Poetry Anchor Charts with Elementary Kids - Lessons by Sandy

Back in April, during National Poetry Month, I was getting ready to start a poetry unit with my 3rd grade students, and we inadvertently created the most wonderful poetry anchor chart ever! We like to call it our “Poet-Tree”! Here’s what happened… I started out asking my 3rd graders, “What is Poetry?” to get some... Read more

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Ideas, Activities and Lessons for Teaching Poetry - Notes from the Portable

Are you teaching poetry? Find poetry blog posts, freebies, and poetry resources that will have your students fall in love with reading and writing poetry.

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