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A fun bio poem activity with a sample bio poem, instructions, template, and even a cover for a class book! The students will also be able to decorate a character to look like themselves to add to their bio poem.
In this lesson students will learn about pinwheels and couplets. Then, they’ll complete a brainstorm filled with wishes that they have for their lives. Next, they’ll turn their brainstorm into four different couplets. After improving their couplets, they’ll write their poetry on a pinwheel shape. Finally, they’ll put together a pinwheel filled with poetic wishes!Here are some ways that you might use this resource in your classroom:• Add this poem to your Poetry Writing Unit.• Teach this poem as
4th - 8th
April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate Spring and National Poetry Month with this freebie! Acrostic poems are an easy and fun way to introduce poetry to your students. This products includes two templates and two classroom examples. If you like this FREEBIE, please leave some positive feedback! =)Please e-mail me at if you have any questions or concerns.You may also like:Sweet Sentences Mega PackABC Order Mega PackSpelling Task Cards
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Lesson to accompany Identity Unit or to stand alone. Includes background information on identity and differences, group activity in which students relate to one another, quick lesson on acrostic poems and then student creation worksheet for poem about self. Check out other items in Revolutionary Reading Resources by Brittany.
This is a 22 slide powerpoint show highlighting 20 of Maya Angelou's most famous and thought provoking quotes over the span of her lifetime.Each quote is printed on a beautiful stock picture. This would be a great show to teach students the power of word choice as well as giving them an idea about this amazing woman's gift for the spoken and written words. Students of all ages would enjoy the beautiful pictures and words in this show, but 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades would be able to d
5th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Are you looking for a no-prep, easy to use lesson that engages students with a fun poem to teach the concept of a Growth Mindset? This lesson and poem will have your students rhyming, reading, and growing their mindset!This simple to execute lesson plan introduces students to a poem that reinforces the ideas behind a Growth Mindset and also gives you the opportunity to reinforce sight words (I, can, yet). The lesson plan is easy to use and makes a great sub plan! Students will enjoy the fun r
This lesson focuses on teaching students to annotate a text. When students annotate a text, it helps them to comprehend and analyze what they are reading. This packet contains two poems, the poem "Oranges" by Gary Soto and the poem "Guilt" by Jed Chambers. In the lesson, teachers will first model the process of annotation with the poem "Oranges". Next, students will work independently to annotate the poem "Guilt". Sample annotations are included. Questions are also included to accompany the
7th - 8th
William Wordsworth's poem "The World Is Too Much With Us" has a message that easily applies to the life of your students. Use this colorful slide show to guide your students through an analysis of the poem and to help them reflect on the footprint they are leaving on the earth. The lesson ends with a reflection and a writing assignment for the students.You might also like:Exploring informational text: Climate ChangeExploring informational text: Plastics in Our OceansPoetry Learning StationsPoe
7th - 12th
This is a single, 40 minute lesson designed to introduce sensory poetry. The lesson introduces what it is, models how to write it, and gives students to opportunity to practice. The lesson also includes a writing template for students to use.
1st - 3rd
This lesson features powerful imagery from the climate crisis. Students choose one photograph and write an ekphrastic poem about that photograph. Step 1 - Inquire: Teacher facilitates a brief discussion using a photograph of the California wildfires in 2020.Step 2 - Investigate: Students review photographs related to the climate crisis from Climate Visuals Gallery. Students select one photograph and write an ekphrastic poem about that photograph.Step 3 - Inspire: Students share their poems with
Digital Friendly Poetry Writing Lessons. Perfect for Distance Learning!!Great for Poetry Month in AprilUse as a Mini-Lesson or can be assigned as student guided lessonStudents learn to write an Acrostic Poem via a guided PowerPoint LessonPowerPoint for easy assigningClip-art and Fonts are flattened and text boxes are added back in to create interactive lessons.PowerPoint includes:information about the type of poetrySamples of the poemAn area to brainstorm ideasAn area to plan poemsA page for pub
This PowerPoint includes a definition of a Haiku. It give students examples of different Haikus and their structure as well as asks the class to identify a Haiku poem from variety of poems. At the end the PowerPoint there is a task for the class.
Diamante poems have a specific format to follow. Get reluctant poets to start writing with this simple lesson that provides examples and guidelines. Diamante poems really get kids thinking about how to use nouns, verbs, and adjectives!
2nd - 8th
This lesson was designed to be used on the first day of a year-long 11th-grade American Literature course. The lesson includes a poetry packet with 6 poems by diverse American authors. Each of the poems raises important questions about what "America" represents. A land of freedom and equality? A refuge for immigrants? A diverse and inclusive nation? Or a land with entrenched inequality? A saber-rattling evil empire? Here is a list of the poems:1. Ada Limón, "A New National Anthem" (2018) — our
Shape Poem Examples
This is a FREE idea for using a famous piece of art to create pile poems through an artful thinking routine. Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives routine See, Think, WonderPile poetryUse during President's Day, The Revolutionary War, or a Patriotic Reading UnitThis is a set of a few wonder sheets to get your mind thinking, wondering and questioning. Each wonder sheet includes a photograph as well as a place to wonder!Use as a warm up in morning meetingPrint the image and put in a center for students to wri
2nd - 8th
Includes: Instructional Video, Learning Intentions, Success Criteria, WAGOLL, Brainstorming Template, Drafting Template, Self-assessment, Peer-assessment, Editing/Revising and Publishing. Editable PowerPoint (17 slides): Google Slides (17 slides): Printable PDF (17 pages):
A bio poem is a simple poem written about a person, and it follows a predictable pattern. You can have students write Bio Poems about themselves, or they can write about famous historical figures, book characters, people they admire, and so on. This free poetry lesson includes directions, graphic organizers, a Bio Poem planning page, a sheet of decorative writing paper, and a sample bio poem to share with students. Now includes digital Google versions of the student printables to make this lesso
Are you curious about my Character Education curriculum, but want to try a sample out first? Do your students need a refresher on using self-control to handle big emotions? I created this pack for you! This is the first lesson from my Self-Control, and includes a lesson plan, anchor chart, printables, and a poem to use for shared reading! :) If you're interested in other Character Education lessons, be sure to check out the other units below! Kindness Fairness Respect Self-Control Confli
Vowels (a, e, i, o, u) are fun to teach with these 23 phonics poems targeting short vowels and long vowels! If you liked these FREE phonics poems for vowels, you may also enjoy the full phonics poetry collection: 133 Phonics Poems for Teaching Phonics:The BIG Phonics Poetry AnthologyThe Phonics Alphabet BookIf you're looking for K-1 poems, you might also like:Little Animal K-1 Poems(Try the FREE Sampler of Little Animals K-1 Poems HERE!)Let the power of phonics poetry help you teach short vowe
1st - 3rd
This freebie includes a set of 7 riddles-poems which I wrote when I was teaching my MEGA FARM ANIMAL THEME PACK. These poems are my original work and I used them with very younger Kindergarten students as a part of an oral comprehension-listening activity. They are fairly simple but the rhyming words and tune helps children develop language and they are a fun free addition to any teacher's farm animal unit. When I create new story telling/element units or various language tools I often post t
Looking for an easy back-to-school or getting-to-know-your activity? Are you introducing poetry to your students? Even if you're just looking for a way to break up your regular routine without sacrificing rigor and teaching time, this FREE "I Am" Poem Activity will be a great addition to your teaching calendar!This is a complete lesson--lesson plan, handout, and Google Slides presentation--for teaching and guiding high school students through writing an I Am poem. This is a simple poem, perfect
Little ones are fascinated by spiders! Pick up this freebie to make a spider craft, and write a poem (inspired by Cara Carroll) to go with it! For the poem your students will write: Spiders verb, verb, verb adjective, adjective, adjective Spiders For more spider activities, visit my blog here:
K - 4th
Writing Limericks --- Free St. Patrick's Day Activity - Digital and Paper VersionA teacher like you is so clever.Why make poems a rough endeavor?Just go to TpT.Get this lesson for free.You're the smartest teacher ever!Perfect in celebration of St. Patrick's Day or as a poetry lesson any time of the year, this lesson will have your classroom writing and laughing! In this lesson students will learn the background of limericks and the elements that make up this funny type of poem. Using a detailed

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