25 Great Ideas for Teaching Poetry
April is National Poetry Month, which is just around the corner. This post includes 25 ideas for teaching poetry to instill a love of poems in your kids!
Elements of Poetry Graphic Organizer - For ANY Poem
Teaching the Elements of Poetry is rigorous and engaging. To teach all of the Elements of Poetry, you need a tool that you can use with ANY POEM.This GRAPHIC ORGANIZER is just that Tool!This resource coordinates well...⭐ Sticky Notes Templates for Fairy Tales, Fables, and PoetryTHIS GRAPHIC ORGANIZE...
The Literary Maven: A Poem A Day: 30 Poems for Secondary Students During National Poetry Month (or Any Other Time of Year)
Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.
WRITING: Don't Write About Your Writing Mini-Lesson and Activity
Do your students fill their writing with fluff phrases that add no value to their content? Phrases such as:In my opinionI believeI'm going to tell you aboutThis is why I wrote aboutThis Don't Write About Your Writing mini-lesson helps students drop these empty phrases and improve the actual content ...
Pop Music Song Lyrics and Classic Poetry, Compare & Contrast Poems, CCSS
Use this two-day poetry lesson to help your students connect modern music/song lyrics to classic poetry. On the first day, students will compare and contrast the song, "Stereo Hearts," by Gym Class Heroes, to Robert Burns' classic poem, "A Red, Red Rose." Both poems use simile and metaphor to descri...
Complexity and Constructing Community Knowledge in Class
Middle School Student's Concrete Poem The Context Earlier in the week I was talking with a middle school teacher who s...
Narrative Writing: With this narrative writing packet students will enjoy writing real or imaginary stories about their best day ever or their worst day ever.Included are in this narrative writing unit are:~a list of Common Core Standards covered~detailed lesson plans~literature suggestion~Fan-N-Pic...
Teaching Students to Comprehend Poetry in 7 Steps - Study All Knight
Today I am excited to welcome Kim from English Oh My as our guest blogger. She has some great ideas for teaching students to comprehend poetry in a manageable way. Enjoy! Happy April, and Happy National Poetry Month! Poetry is a timeless genre, and it is a part of most English Language curriculum. When I tell ... Read more Teaching Students to Comprehend Poetry in 7 Steps
Newspaper + marker = blackout poetry. This site is a companion to the book Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon. It's a place where anyone can share their attempts at blackout poetry. Grab a marker and...
PERSONIFICATION: Mini-Unit, Student Packet, Activities, Guided Writing
This personification packet, designed to be in middle school, is scaffolded from simple to complex examples, progressing from the nursery rhyme"Hey, Diddle, Diddle" to Emily Dickinson's "The Train." Mnemonics, two-column notes, graphic organizers, samples, and student exemplars make this a perfect p...
One Day...Poetry Friday!
Poetry and lessons for children of all ages by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater for classrooms or homeschools to teach literacy and writing workshop instruction
Hooked on Poetry | Scholastic
Middle school students can find poetry boring. Secure their interest with a musical classroom activity in which students debate the question: Are songwriters poets?
5 Ways to Make Students HATE Poetry (and 5 Things They’ll Like)
Follow this sure fire method to make sure your students come to hate studying poetry in class, or better, reading it at all!
Balloon Poetry: Fun and Engaging New Poetry Form
Your poetry unit will ✨POP✨ with this new poetic device activity. My directions will take you step by step through creating poetry on balloons. This unique medium will grab the attention of even the most apathetic teenager. It also works great for middle and elementary. Poetry is not meant to die on...