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POETRY WRITING ACTIVITIES, POEM IN YOUR POCKET PENNANT, CREATIVE, AND FUN
April is National Poetry Month. English language arts students will love their poetry journal pages and Poem in Your Pocket pennant. How can I teach poetry? Poetry is a challenge for my students. English teachers prepare poetry lessons to get students enthusiastic about haiku, acrostic, I am poems,
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Sonnets, Iambic Pentameter – High-Interest Lecture on Shakespeare’s Poetry, CCSS
Get your students excited about Shakespeare with this slick Prezi introduction to the Bard’s sonnet structure and iambic pentameter. Every eye in the room will be glued to the vibrant, information-packed animation in this poetry presentation. This 31-slide Prezi includes detailed descriptions of i
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Poetry Terms Bookmarks - Figurative Language Devices
Poetry Terms Bookmarks: Remind students of the most common poetry terms with these handy bookmarks. Terms include: alliteration, hyperbole, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, rhyme, simile, and stanza. Includes a simple definition plus an example from a poem and/or a song to demonstrate the de
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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 the Robert Burns’ classic poem, “A Red, Red Rose.” Both poems use simile and metaphor to de
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Poetry Stations : For High School and Middle School English
My #1 top selling product. Teachers love my poetry stations! Check out 2.0 as well. This is an engaging and entertaining formative assessment. With a little preparation and careful instructions, students can rotate through nine poetry based activities with simply a “rotate” from the teacher every 9-

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Poetry of Dead Poets Society, Analyze 3 Poems, Add Rigor to Film Study, Whitman
Add rigor to your students’ enjoyment of Dead Poets Society with these three separate lessons that focus on the poetry Mr. Keating presents to his students in the film. Each lesson includes a depth-of-knowledge question worksheet/s (with detailed answer keys, of course) that will require students t
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Acrostic Poetry for Teens, High School and Adv. Middle School Poetry Lesson
Use the classic acrostic form of poetry to inspire your students’ creativity. This student handout includes advanced acrostic poetry writing tips, three excellent examples of the acrostic style of poetry, and a writing assignment. Also included are four separate themed topic assignment sheets, inclu
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Poetry Comics: Metaphors with Robert Frost
Poetry Comics: Metaphors with Robert Frost This is a free file from a larger product called Poetry Comics: Metaphor, Tone, and Personification. These lessons follow the same format as the free sample, except a worksheet is added afterward to reinforce the skills taught in the comic. Also check out
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POET STUDY, POETRY ACTIVITY, RESEARCH, PENNANT, MAKE YOUR OWN BANNER
This Poet Study pennant is all you need to teach and promote amazing poets and their poetry around the world. National Poetry Month is April. The Poet Study pennant is a research activity. There is a biography timeline, quotes, poetry characteristics, style, themes, and student lots of opportunity f
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Black Out Poetry, Make poetry fun with this great blackout poetry lesson, FREE!
Take a look at this visually dynamic way to get your students excited about poetry. No, really. View this 27-slide Prezi and imagine all of the possibilities that your students could create. All you’ll need to fill an entire class session is this Prezi (you don’t need any special equipment or softw
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O Captain! My Captain! Walt Whitman Compare & Contrast Poetry, CCSS-aligned
Make a study of poetry compelling and relevant to your students’ lives. In the film Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams famously delivers portions of Walt Whitman’s beloved “O Captain! My Captain!” poem. This funeral dirge serves as a compelling extended metaphor for the assassination of President A
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The Odyssey by Homer, Hands-On Review Activity/Game, Lots of Busy Fun
Enhance your study of Homer's classic epic poem The Odyssey with this high-interest, hands-on activity that will take an entire class period. After reading the story of Odysseus (this activity will work with any version of the story), have students work in teams to complete this game/review/indepen
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Poetry Escape Room (Breakout Room) for grades 6-8
Get your students excited about poetry with this hands-on, interactive escape room. Students will work through five different classic poems (Robert Frost, Claude McKay, Amy Lowell, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and Edgar Guest). Using their knowledge of symbolism, rhyme scheme, repetition, figurative la

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POETRY TERMS ACTIVITY: PAPER FORTUNE TELLER
Poetry Terms Activity Paper Fortune Teller: This fun activity will not only keep your students engaged, but will also help them review some of the most important poetry terms. This fortune teller can easily be folded by your students, and they can use it to quiz each other! =======================

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Six Word Memoir Project
Students love the six word memoir project and are inspired by the PowerPoint slides and 2 video URLs and QR codes! Load the video link or QR code videos ahead of time or engage students by having them access the video in class using their smartphone devices! Students will be eager to write multipl
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Helen of Troy, Compare & Contrast Two Texts, CCSS-aligned Point of View Lesson
Ah, Helen of Troy, the face that launched a thousand ships. Depending on your perspective, Helen is either the legendary beauty who has served as a worthy muse for countless warriors and poets or she is a painted devil whose selfish desires caused the deaths of thousands of innocent souls. Take your
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Thanatopsis, William Cullen Bryant, High-Interest Multimedia Materials, CCSS
Take a challenging poem and it make it far more accessible with these dynamic, multimedia materials that will help students build connections between our modern world and the 1817 thoughts of American poet William Cullen Bryant. Romanticism poetry can be tough for today’s teens to master, but linki
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To a Mouse – Connect Robert Burns’ Poem to Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men
“So, what does the title mean, anyway?” If you’ve ever taught Of Mice and Men, you know that you’re bound to be asked this question by the end of your unit. In this one-period Common Core-aligned lesson, introduce students to the poetry of Robert Burns as you help them make connections between the c
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Magnetic Poetry Kit
Love those magnetic poetry kits but hate the prices on them? Make your own classroom sets. The students love to create poems, phrases, sentences. Helps reluctant writers create their own poems. Instructions, lesson ideas, and over 15 pages of words ready for your students to create their own m
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POETRY TERMS, HAIKU, ACROSTIC, CINQUAIN, LYRICS POCKET FLIP BOOK
Once assembled your students will love that they will be able to see a “denim pocket,” as their flip book cover. Pocketful of Poetry Flip Book Lines up perfectly with numbered pages, dashed guidelines for cutting, and engaging pages with activities.  Requires 8.5 by 11 paper  Total of 8 pages (B/W
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March Madness Poet vs Poet Packet with poems, rubrics, short answers, and more!
This March Madness inspired poetry packet includes 16 poems by 16 different poets in flip book form so students can match up different poems, analyze and rate them, and decide which poet advances to the next round. Everything you need to implement a fun poetry March madness theme is here: -Student

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Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry Kit - FREE
Make your own magnetic poetry kit with this resource and a few basic supplies. You will need magnetic paper and a cookie sheet or metal sheet. Simply print out the word list, cut out the words, and start to create poetry! This kit makes a great center activity, collaborative poetry activity, or e
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Free Download Poetry Activity Twitter-Style: Writing a Poetweet or Twaiku
Free Poetry Activity Twitter-Style: Writing a Poetweet or Twaiku (Haiku using Twitter 140 Character Restrictions) Harness the social-marketing site Twitter to engage students in this fun activity. It makes poetry more meaningful to them when it is a part of their world. If they see their celebrity
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Valentine's Day Activities, Figurative Language Game
Get kids in the Valentine spirit, avoid the monotony of worksheets, and meet standards with this fun Valentine's Day activity with expressions of love that use figurative language! Do you want a full standards-based unit or leveled texts for Valentine's Day? This activity is included in my Valent
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