This is a one-two period lesson plan to have students create an apology poem of their own similar to the very funny "This is Just To Say" by William Carlos Williams. Fully explained and guided lesson for success with elementary students.
If you are like me and don't like teaching poetry and are lo
The four steps of analyzing poetry is a straight-forward poetry analysis method, perfect for students who are reluctant to read and discuss poetry. Teach the four steps with the PowerPoint, while students take notes in the first column of the chart.
Then analyze a poem together as a class using the
This is a fun activity to incorporate into any poetry or creative writing unit. My student (even the ones who bemoan poetry) love this as it allows them to incorporate a piece of their world: music.
This assignment can be easily adapted to fit your classroom or unit! Just show the prezi, and let
Poetry Made Easy is a refreshing way to instill "poetic" confidence in young writers! Students often panic when they approach poetry, as readers as well as writers. However, they can all write simple prose sentences! When students realize that there is a close relationship between prose and poetry,
The Poetry Made Easy method provides an easy and fun way for students to write poetry! Save $1.50 by purchasing the bundled units.
***This bundle includes the original Poetry Made Easy unit, as well as Photograph Poetry Made Easy.***
All students can write simple prose sentences and
Kids love poetry!
In this easy poetry center, students take interesting starter words on small cards and turn them into poetry. It's like rearranging refrigerator magnets.
It's a great way to get kids from grades 1 through 6 writing and publishing poetry very quickly…even those who have trouble co
Teaching diamante poems or looking for an easy poetry activity to do with your students? This is for you! This diamante poetry packet includes 14 pages of:
-Diamante activities focusing on Christmas, Winter, Spring, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving
-Create your ow
Using the "Poetry Made Easy" method with personal photographs produces amazing results! Students will create meaningful and insightful poems that will make you proud. In fact, my students have written award winning poetry using this method!
Photograph Poetry Made Easy is an easy and refreshing way
Your students will love analyzing this beautiful poem that describes the sunrise and sunset and then writing their own "I'll tell you..." poems.
Students analyze the poem "A Day" by Emily Dickinson and write their own companion poem. Students use literary analysis skills and exa
Are you looking to get students in 3rd – 5th grades independently reading and writing their own poetry and publishing their own poetry collection? How about changing attitudes about poetry for your students - even reluctant learners? Materials for a fun and engaging 6-week independent and creative p
Need an easy poetry lesson for writing workshop? This is a scripted minilesson using a Jack Prelutsky poem. Kids love Jack Prelutsky so it's a good motivator using him as a model for repetition and comparisons using -er words.
Students are prompted to make comparison, use repetition, as well as
For those of you who are just getting your feet wet with teaching poetry, here's a simple introductory lesson that integrates Earth Day, a language arts lesson on syllables, and two easy poetry forms to use, acrostic poems or haikus. It also includes a craftivity to display the finished poems.
This is a cute poetry assignment where the students use the rules of a cinquain type of poem to write about either the Summer or the Sun. Then once they complete their poem they can use the patterns to cut out a sun to display their final published piece of writing. This is an easy poetry assignme
Here are 2 tried and true writing activities to ease your way back into writing after the Christmas break. No prep required!
The first activity is a twist on the Fact or Fiction game. Students write about 2 of their New Year's goals, and make up a third one that is not true (fiction). The second w
Creative Ideas for Writing Poetry!
Teaching Poetry Made EASY!
Poetry Pizzazz is a book filled with great ideas and tools for teaching poetry to students in grades 4–6. It presents fourteen different formats for writing poetry– from free verse to rhymed verse; from serious poems ab
This is a very fun and easy poetry activity that can be adapted to any grade level. You will receive a detailed lesson plan, graffiti text chart, 23 different poems that can be used if it works for your grade level, a poetry graffiti text analysis chart, and an exit slip. This focuses on the follo
This poem analysis starts with vocabulary and works its way to deeper issues facing students today. It will challenge your student to analyze poetry in a new light. It is an easy poetry check and a brain stretcher.
POETRY UNIT / RESOURCE BUNDLE: Make poetry fun for your students with this huge Teachers Pay Teachers best-selling bundle that contains over 300 pages of creative and engaging poetry resources that will save you hours and hours of prep time! It has absolutely everything you need to teach middle/hig
In Let's Learn About Poetry your students will learn about 12 different types of poems and make a poetry book. As they learn about each poem, they will have the opportunity to write their own poem. Poems included:
1) Acrostic Poems
2) Autobiographical Poems
3) Cinquain Poems
4) Diamante Poems
This little brainstorm page will help those students who need a little help to come up with their own ideas for poetry. Couplets are so much fun to write! Moms will love the product of these poems!
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Are you ready to begin using EFFECTIVE, ENGAGING centers that are EASY for you and your fourth graders to manage?
This zip file contains EVERYTHING you need to effectively manage fourth grade centers while keeping students engaged and on task! Over 40 pages of materials for you to print and use rig
Are you ready to begin using EFFECTIVE, ENGAGING centers that are EASY for you and your fifth graders to manage?
This zip file contains EVERYTHING you need to effectively manage fifth grade centers while keeping students engaged and on task! Over 40 pages Common Core aligned materials for you to pr
Finally, an EASY TEACH unit that will have your kiddos writing 6 common forms of poetry in no time.
This unit has everything you need to get started teaching!
-6 pages of teacher directions/suggestions for use (includes a list of recommended books and websites that I use when I teach t
This product was created for myself and other teachers who enjoy creating anchor charts with their class, but want to focus less time on making it "cute" and more on instruction. On the other hand, you do have to look at the anchor chart sometimes for weeks or months at a time so it is important tha
Interactive notebooks for poetry in kindergarten? Yes!
These are easy to implement... just print and copy!
Your students’ level of engagement will soar with these common core aligned interactive notebook pages. Students will respond directly in their notebook while building their fluency, phonem
Incredible YEAR LONG resource collection to help you implement effective Daily ELA Rotations in Grades 4 through 6. Reading, writing, and word work are all covered with engaging, print-and-go lesson plans.
This special bundle features my classroom-tested, time saving tools for easy implementation o
Poetry: Close Reading Step by Step
Do you sometimes feel like you’re swimming upstream when teaching poetry? I know I did. But there is hope! Poetry: Close Reading Step by Step Strategies is chock full of resources to give your students the confidence and knowledge they need to tackle close readin
18 Original Poems and 4 Poetry Comprehension Task Cards for each poem! Engage your students in learning about poetry with these fun poems and task cards.
The poems offer a range of different topics and rhythm and rhyme schemes and are intended for poetry comprehension practice. The poems and comp
Poetry: Poetry PowerPoints, Poetry Flipbook and more! Are you looking for a complete Poetry Unit where everything is already done for you? This just might be the poetry resource you're looking for!
This Poetry Bundle includes:
1. 16 days of LESSON PLANS!
2. A 48-slide P
This is a collection of 31 poems and response sheets created to review Second Grade phonics and comprehension skills. Each poem is about one page long and is categorized by the targeted skill at the top. The student response sheets are categorized by the phonic poem titles at the top. Be sure to che
Winter poetry is a great way to practice fluency! Winter poetry is written for two and three voices. My students love reading winter poetry chorally, and I know yours will too.
This set includes a book of Winter poetry with 7 Winter poems in the voice of snowflakes, written by me. T
This is a comprehensive unit on Poetry and Figurative Language designed to be taught in Grades 3 through five. It includes all resources, weblinks, and lesson plans to take you through 13 days (or more) of instruction on the following types of figurative language as they relate to poetry.
Poetry Unit for Senior Students (Bundled)
Many teachers hate teaching poetry because they don’t know where to begin. This unit will make you and your students love poetry. This complete, no prep unit is an excellent way to start! This 2 and a half week unit includes a student gu
This packet includes short, easy to read poems to go along with each letter of the alphabet. Each letter includes a color and black and white version of the poem, a black and white version with traceable letters to work on handwriting, and a blank version so students can write the poem
Annotating Text, Annotating Fiction, Annotating Poetry: Now you can annotate nonfiction, fiction, and poetry with this money-saving bundle!
Annotating and close reading are an integral part of the common core curriculum. This teaching bundle includes everything you need to teach your middle and hig
This Structure and Elements of Poetry unit is aligned with both Common Core and TEKS Standards for grades 3 - 5, and provides everything you need to teach your students in the classroom, library, homeschool, writing workshop, or beyond!
Here’s what some other teachers think about this unit
Wonderful for new years resolutions 2018! I'm Gonna Make a Change "Man in the Mirror," Song Lyrics Analysis, Lesson Plan, Video, Poetry, and Analysis Activities. Great for the new year. As your students look ahead to their own futures, they can also look at the world and how they can be a part of th
This download includes 44 Kindergarten and First grade level poems with a fun, simple crafty illustration. Each poem includes the ready-to-go blackline masters, list of materials needed, step by step directions, and variations of ideas to substitute different materials. Drawing and coloring illust
This is a year-long word work center in my room!
Just display a poem of your choice and one of the activity cards and you have an easy to use, meaningful center that you can mix and match in endless combinations! Choose more than one activity card for differentiation or enrichment.
Fifteen cards p
Save money when you bundle! This product includes two of my best sellers: Phonic Poetry and Response Sheets for 1st Graders AND Phonic Poetry and Response Sheets for 2nd Graders! A wonderful resource to use for leveled reading within the classroom! Hope you enjoy!
FIRST GRADE COLLECTION:
This is a
This ready-to-use packet contains vocabulary, worksheets, quizzes, and discussion questions, as well as many extras including, a writing graphic organizer, coloring page, and word search. The materials are designed for busy teachers. All lessons, worksheets, and activities are easy to use and easy
Shared reading through poetry is a fantastic way to get your class reading. This resource includes a poem for every week of the school year, for every theme, season, and even different curriculum concepts! There are over 50 poems in total!!
Each poem includes follow up tasks that reinforce various
Use poetry notebooks to accomplish your goals in your classroom.
This notebook is easy to print, bind and each student can have their own. It features one poem that reinforces a letter of the alphabet.
You could use these poetry notebooks as an extension of doing one poem a week whole class so th
Writing Poetry includes teaching strategies and printables to implement a poetry workshop in your classroom. Throughout the unit, your students will learn to express themselves through imagery and free-verse poetry. You'll find specific poetry lesson ideas that cover everything from appreciating ima
My Poetry Journal includes 26 easy to recite and read alphabet poems and small color photos of actual poetry cards. Make a poetry journal for each child in your class. Circle the focus letters and any high frequency words your children know! Great for Reader's workshop book tubs. Make large poetry
Research continually proves that students "fall short" in poetry comprehension on standardized exams. Our product provides a solution!
Kiddos will ACE poetry comprehension with this selection of Common Core Aligned poems and questions. The genre of poetry is coming their way on this year's Standard
This set of poetry posters makes a great companion to my newest notebook, Interactive Poetry Notebooks.
These posters are bright, colorful, and easy to read. Here are the terms included:
partial rhyme (in