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Looking for a way to implement literature into your content area? Look no further! A set of three simple activities for you to use with your students that promote poetry. Complete with instructions, examples, templates, and rubrics, this resources includes everything you'll need to be a poetry rockstar! List of helpful websites and other resources included.
This micro-unit helps students know the difference between tone and mood - once and for all. It includes and information sheet for notes and review; a hands-on activity to recall and apply information, and a Quick Quiz to assess understanding. This resource fits perfectly within a poetry unit or stands alone as an introduction to tone and mood in reading or writing. It features poetry in both Spanish and English.
The perfect introduction or refresher for figurative language. This micro-unit includes three key elements to help students engage, understand, and apply this information: Information sheet used for notes or review Hands-on activity to recall and apply information Quick Quiz to assess understanding This micro-unit pairs perfectly within a poetry unit or stands alone as an introduction to figurative language in reading or writing.
In this resource for middle grade kids, teachers will find a variety of engaging tasks centered around poetry and the use of language. Fun and interactive methods allow kids to explore poetry in a unique way. These materials provide over 18 activities; the versatility of these task cards is amazing.
Help students create original poetry with these three writing templates. This resource also includes an editing checklist that walks students through the refining process. Perfect as stand-alone activities or as a part of a larger poetry unit. Designed for middle grade students.
Poetic forms from A-Z (yes, even Q and X!) so that your students can explore and experiment with writing poetry. Simple enough to use in centers, assign for homework, use as a response to reading (fiction or nonfiction), or present as a "poem of the day," this resource will be one to use over and over.
A bundle of six different resources representing a wide variety of writing activities that help students create original poetry. The materials include templates, prompts, and resources for figurative language. These resources are perfect for centers, writing workshops, or stand-alone activities. Perfect for middle grades or secondary ELA classrooms.
April is National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than with a FREE poetry activity! This Pinwheel Poetry lesson plan comes complete with instructions, planning worksheets for the class, step by step instructions for assembling, and the pinwheel template. Extra tip: use color paper to let the kids create their own special pinwheel.
This creative, poetry-filled picture book, written by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, is the perfect resource educators & librarians will love. WITH MY HANDS: POEMS ABOUT MAKING THINGS is both engaging & entertaining, filled with ideas to inspire STEAM-related art activities & experiences. Free educator resources available at amyludwigvanderwater.com. | technology | crafts | creative thinking | critical thinking |
Performance poetry is a great way to hook your middle and high school ELA students on poetry. Whether you choose to do an open mic, a poetry slam, a poetry jam, or a Poetry Out Loud Event, these materials will help you teach your students about performance poetry in an engaging and interesting way. #poetryactivities #performancepoetry
This collection of mentor poetry books provides the perfect toolbox to showcase how master poets capture imagination, wonder, humor, passion, struggle, and self-expression using the magic of their words. Education inspiration | Education strategies | Things to learn
Looking for poetic devices in songs? They are one of the best tools for teaching students poetry! Song lyrics are one of the most effective ways to engage students in your poetry unit. They are also a great way to explore examples of poetic devices in popular culture. In this blog post, you’ll learn how to use poetic devices in songs to teach students poetry. You’ll also find a few lesson plan ideas and resources with examples of poetic devices in popular song lyrics. Read on to learn more!
"Dreams and Harlem" a poem by Langston Hughes. This teacher resource for lesson planning in language arts is one page with questions and tasks for the poem that include analyzing tone, poetic elements, character, and more. A perfect edition for your upper elementary, middle, and high school English Language Arts literature classroom. Comes in both print and digital. Check it out!
It's no secret that I love teaching poetry, so I always get excited for National Poetry Month! To help you get ready for National Poetry Month, I've put together all my best ideas, lesson plans, and inspiration for teaching poetry! Everything you need for a successful April of poetry instruction is all in one place.
One of the best ways to introduce poetry is to explore the structure of a poem. These structures are also known as the elements of poetry. The basic elements of poetry include meter, rhyme, scheme, verse, and stanza. In order to dive deeper into poetry, students will first need to understand these structural elements. In this blog post, you will learn strategies for teaching poetry and ideas for your elements of poetry lesson plans. Read on to learn more!
Writing a limerick poem is challenging, fun, and a joy to share! Make this activity part of your poetry unit (or St. Patrick's Day celebration!) with this PRINTABLE AND DIGITAL, no prep Limerick Poem Writing Lesson and Activity! You'll use the included resources to familiarize students with the poem's structure before they write their own. Click here to learn more! #itslitteaching #creativewriting #limerick #highschoolenglish #secondaryela #poetrywriting #stpatricksday
Thank You, M'am by Langston Hughes is a wonderful story about the kindness of a stranger in the midst of terrible circumstances. Students love this story and you'll love the activities included in this unit, a creative reading guide, poem-writing extension activity and more. Perfect for the upper elementary and middle school English Language Arts literature classroom. Check it out!
IF THIS BIRD HAD POCKETS: A POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY CELEBRATION, a picture book collection of playful poems written by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater, illustrated by Emma Virján & published by Wordsong is the ideal gift for children who love animals. These poems capture the essence of each animal, exploring what makes it unique. Educator resources available for free download. | habitat | biomes | poetry | PK - 3 | CCSS | NGSS |
Women's History Month is an important time to celebrate and honor women artists, authors, poets, and creators. For English language arts teachers, this is also an opportunity to bring literary criticism into the classroom. While ELA teachers include women authors all year round, WHM provides a special spotlight, which is why I have put together this collection of 30 short stories, poems, resources, and lesson plans for high school and secondary English teachers!