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Tunnel books are unique and fun! A tunnel book is a three dimensional movable book that you read by looking through it. Originally from the mid-18th century, tunnel books are enjoying a new popularity as an art form in their own right. The tunnel
In second grade we focus so much of our time on the life cycle of different animals. In my class we use a unit that includes this fundamental science concept with an everyday creature. The superheroes of soil, earthworms! This unit can completely
Students will write 10 of their own poems, one for each of the following: hyperbole, metaphor, personification, rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia, simile, connotation, and antonym, and then they will create one poem that combines simile and
The packet includes a graphic organizer to use when analyzing any poem touching on many poetic elements, a poster to accompany the graphic organizer, a Tic-Tac-Toe menu differentiated by Multiple Intelligences, and taskcards differentiated by
This is a learning menu for figurative language based on Bloom's. The menu may be used with a lesson or unit for figurative language. Teachers may decide to make this an assignment or use it for early finishers. The printable includes directions
This Free resource can be used with any poem to get them to think about grammar and poetry in a new way.
Now with a more kid-friendly pop-up option: Owl Moon is incredibly rich in critical thinking potential, rich in artwork, and rich in the feelings words evoke. Come along for a challenging lesson and a fun extension activity with the poetic 1988
Do your young mathematicians need practice with counting to 12? Do you want them practice their number words as well? Do you enjoy making connections between literature and math? This packet contains the Mother Goose Ryhme, "One Two Buckle My
Do you conduct Paideia Seminars with your students using novels, poetry, or other text or media selections? If so, you will want this product! You will receive "Sentence Starter" cards and "Expectations" cards--there are 2 on a page. Simply print
I wrote this for my students to encourage them to take chances, risk mistakes, and learn from them. I put it on a bookmark and gave it to them, along with a brand new pink eraser.
This Think-Tac-Toe for Robert Frost's "Mending Wall" is based on the applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating levels of Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. This packet includes Frost's poem and the think-tac-toe grid. CCSS: RL7.2, RL7.4, RL7.5,
Get your kids ready to score proficient and advanced in three areas with the State Testing Practice Pack. These three practice lessons are an advanced challenge for 4th grade and appropriate all the way up through 8th but best targeted to 5th and
Here are 5 different poems children can write about their favorite pet - whether they own one or wish for one. 1. My Pet ___________ The Important Thing about My Pet (based on the book The Important Book By Margaret Wise Brown If I Were A
This tic-tac-toe is used during our month long study of poetry using Lucy Caulkins and Ralph Fletcher. I teach it during November and December, allowing the kids finished product to be given as gifts. The middle block is that we do in class,
Using APEC format, students are asked to answer a reflective question about the Shel Silverstein poem- Where the Sidewalk Ends. I use this poem at the beginning of the year with my gifted students to introduce/practice APEC and to introduce
POETRY! POETRY in Poetry Jubilee POETRY JUBILEE has great poetry ideas, tips, plans and tools for teaching poetry with 15 different poetry writing formats. Poetry writing examples: free verse to rhymed verse; serious poems about nature
I created this logic grid as a fun, engaging, and memorable way for my gifted students to be introduced to Haiku. Once they learned the word, through this short brain teaser, we began a poetry unit comparing many forms of poetry from around the
This project is a great project to do at the end of a poetry reading unit, or on its own for a poetry writing project. It requires that students create a portfolio of both their own poems that they have written, and an analysis of 4 other poems. The
This 34 card set reviews tools used in poetry such as; similes metaphors onomatopoeia meter palindrome alliteration line refrain rhyme stanza Types of poems: sonnet narrative poems parody ode concrete
In 2014, I began searching for an interesting new way to launch discussions about metaphors we encounter in our reading or metaphors we explore through our writing. The first page of this packet explains and introduces the metaphor classification
This is a three page handout that uses a poem by Emily Dickinson to help students find the tone, mood, and atmosphere in the poem. It allows multiple perspectives and can be used with students in pairs or in a group. If students do this handout,
Novel Unit Relevancy: ? Edmond Dantes’ actions are based on various stages of moral development throughout The Count of Monte Cristo. In the first third of the novel, you could argue that Edmond is handed his lot in life by others; thereby,
An extremely adaptable activity that gives students the opportunity to use higher level thinking to analyze their life and personality in order to compare it to a pizza. They write a poem, decorate a pizza box, and construct a pizza as part of
In this activity, students compare and contrast the two poems, "O'Captain, My Captain" by Walt Whitman and "Frederick Douglass" by Robert Hayden. Discussion and comprehension questions are included. Specific skills targeted include: Vocabulary,
Students complete a multilayered synthesis writing assignment based on the poem, Changes by Carole Bos and the novel, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. This two-page lesson is LOADED like your plate at Thanksgiving with critical
Students in grades 5 through 10 can be enriched by this lesson that explores how altering tone via careful word choices can alter the reader's experience. The tone of one’s written words, like spoken words, affects how we communicate with others.
Students are introduced to a variety of traditional and modern literature as well as 28 poetry patterns. Patterns include diamante, quatrain, cinquain, couplet, limerick, alliteration, haiku, triplet, found poetry, lantern, riolet, quinzaine, abc
[All profits from this work go to the Homeless ("A Hand Up" Organization).] In spite of the humor of the title, the poem is laden with symbolism and rather sad imagery. It speaks of a rancher who is retiring an old tractor. Obviously, the event
This is one of my favorite units to teach! Within the medium of seashells, students analyze a poem for figurative language, practice using figurative language -- specifically similes, metaphors, and sensory details (those that pertain to all 5
[All profits from this work go to the Homeless ("A Hand Up" Organization).] This is a silly poem that provokes analytic thought to determine its theme ("silly humor"). ["Aids Orphans Remembered"]
Students rotate through six interactive figurative language stations. There are directions included for each station. Students will scan a QR code, watch a short video describing that type of figurative language in more depth, write the definition,
Looking for a fun way to practice poetry elements and figurative language? Help students find poetry everywhere, including the lyrics of their favorite songs! This competitive activity lets students look for poetry terms - sound devices, types of
Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 sounds like it was written by a teen -- full of angst and sorrow! That's why this sonnet is a great way to introduce a bit of Shakespeare to your students! Who cannot relate to feeling completely sorry for yourself...until
This is a 5-7-9 Choice Menu for Poetry. Much of it focuses of figurative language, mood, and meaning of poetry. It is differentiated based on your needs; you choose the number of points each student needs to reach and they choose activities to
The House in the Night gives us a wonderful opportunity to challenge primary level gifted learners—in language and poetry, critical and metaphorical thinking, visually, and artistically. In this lesson, students will: a.) discover the pattern of
In this unit, students will read poetry, study poetic techniques (including free verse, onomatopoeia, form, rhythm, simile, and symbol), and compose their own original poetry. The poems are designed to be biography poems; their finished work can be
This unit can be used as a whole class unit or as a way to differentiate for specific students who show an interest and/or talent in poetry. It includes a variety of ideas, resources, choices, and examples. A number of poems are included that
This interactive powerpoint will give your students three powerful strategies to conquer what can be the difficult task of reading poems using reading and visuals.
This is a sheet of instructions for the activity of found poetry. It can be cut in half to save paper. Found poetry is a great activity to use after reading any genre of literature or nonfiction text. Students go back to the text to find key
Students will write a SHORT ESSAY RESPONSE that establishes a clearly and strongly stated opinion (thesis) related to the theme of the poem, followed by illustrative examples from the text, explanatory and interpretive commentary, and a broader
Reciting a memorized poem before an audience of peers is a challenging task for intermediate/middle school students. Use this rubric to allow students to self-assess - along with the teacher assessment.
In the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts students are building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction. In the math standards, students are developing a deeper understanding of concepts. Using literature with math content can deepen
This is a GREAT getting to know you activity! Students write their own poems. Students practice creative thinking skills when they make connections to various objects (ex. vegetable, sport, etc.).
This is a two page worksheet, which can be used separately or together. It includes the poem's text, notes and activities to assist students with analysis of the language features, tone and meaning. I would enlarge the first page onto A3 to make
This Digital Storytelling Unit is designed to be completed over the course of three to four weeks. Students, working in teams of three to four, will explore core curricular content and be required to make an engaging and creative short video about
This is a culminating activity I use with my gifted students after we've finished our poetry unit. We spend two days on computers composing, and then they choose one to present to the class. Students are often so intimidated by poetry - I love to
Studying Greek Mythology, poetry, or songwriting? This activity leads students to explore the Greek myth of Orpheus, who traveled to the Underworld to free his one true love from the grasp of Hades by singing a beautiful, magical, original song.