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Poetry Lessons

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Poetry Workshop

You know that collective sigh, the one that choruses around the room when you enthusiastically announce, "Class, the next unit we'll be en...

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Analysing Characters | English Posters | Gloss Paper measuring 850mm x 594mm (A1) | Language Classroom Posters | Education Charts by Daydream Education

Analysing Characters | English Posters | Gloss Paper measuring 850mm x 594mm (A1) | Language Classroom Posters | Education Charts by Daydream Education : Amazon.co.uk: Stationery & Office Supplies

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Poetry

Concept #1 - INTRODUCTION TO POETRY To start the unit of poetry I pose this question to my students:  In your opinion, " What is poetry? ".   I give them a few minutes to write down a definition...

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20 Of Shel Silverstein's Most Weird & Wonderful Poems

Verse is an inextricable part of human existence. We start exposing children to it from the moment they're born, through lullabies, Dr. Seuss books, and Sesame Street segments. But when you look back on who really unlocked the power and potential of…

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12 Poems Every Child and Adult Should Memorize and Know By Heart | Humility and Doxology

What are the best poems for kids to memorize? Read this to discover the 12 poems every child (and adult) should know by heart!

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Poetry Analysis - Like a Pro!

I LOVE POETRY! I love to read it, write it, and teach it, and above all, I want my students to love it too! In order for them to love it, however, they have to understand it. I've always had a difficult time getting students to think deeply when it comes to poetry analysis, so I decided to develop a new process this year to help them practice. I ended up with a seven step process. To practice, I put together a packet of six of my personal favorite poems. We went through the packet together, in groups, individually, etc. until I felt confident that my students were getting it. Then, I gave them a pop quiz using the same process! I have put this packet on my Teachers Pay Teachers account for free, so go download it and use it! One thing that isn't on TPT, though, is the Google Presentation I used with the packet. You can check that out here! Here are the seven steps: Number the lines in each poem, and label the rhyme scheme if there is one. Read the poem several times. Circle any unknown words. Summarize each stanza. Annotate the poem by noticing and labeling any literary devices, figurative language, symbolism, imagery, etc. Identify the major theme of the poem, and provide evidence to support your choice. Identify your favorite line or phrase from the poem, and explain why you chose it as your favorite. Choose one of the unknown words you circled and develop a definition (in your own words!) based on context clues from the poem. And here are some examples of the poems once they have been analyzed!

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Diamante Poem

A diamante is a diamond poem made of seven lines that has a diamond-shaped structure. Free to download and print

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12 Poems Every Child and Adult Should Memorize and Know By Heart. Homeschool poetry for kids.

What are the best poems for kids to memorize? Read this to discover the 12 poems every child (and adult) should know by heart!

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