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Spoken Word Poetry Assignment
SPOKEN WORD POETRY: Inspire your students to find their voices with spoken word poetry. In this unit they will be introduced to four different spoken word poems and to the techniques of the poets. Students will be given a chance to respond to and discuss the ideas presented in the poems and then w
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In Flanders Fields:  A Remembrance Day Poetry Assignment
In Flanders Fields - A Poetry Assignment for Remembrance Day A poetry assignment for the poem, In Flanders Fields. Assignment contains vocabulary questions, poetry element questions, comprehension questions, a summary question, and a creative writing component where students need to write their ow
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POETRY ASSIGNMENTS
Poetry Analysis Assignments: This middle and high school resource is an excellent addition to any poetry unit. Included are 7 poetry assignments with response questions (summarizing, theme, figurative language, personal response, connections etc). Also included are detailed answer keys to make ma
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Differentiated Poetry Assignments Bundle grades 1-12
This is a bundle of many of the current poetry materials I have in my store! You will find full text copies of poems, worksheets, task cards, a pre-and post test, and a power point that can be used as a review game. These activities range from grades 1-12 and can be used in parts or as a whole.
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Valentine's Day Poetry Assignment - Rhyme Scheme Minilesson  Packet UPDATED
Are you looking to have your students do some creative writing with a Valentine's Day twist? In this activity, you'll teach your students how to identify the rhyme scheme of poems. Once your students get the hang of it, they'll write a Valentine-themed poem with a given rhyme scheme. This 11 pa
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An Ode To Something Green- St. Patrick's Day Poetry Assignment
This month, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, many classes will be writing about Leprechauns. In this activity, your students will focus on the color Green. You'll have everything you need to teach your students what an ode is and how to write one. Your students will then write an ode in to a g
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Things Fall Apart Introduction Poetry Assignment
The Things Fall Apart Introduction Poetry Assignment is a worksheet that will challenge students to dissect and understand, “The Second Coming,” by William Butler Yeats, in order to predict the outcome Achebe's novel. While reading the poem, either individual or in small groups, students first under
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Slam Poetry Assignment, Planning Guide, and Marking Scheme
This package includes the teaching plans and corresponding student materials to guide students through every stage of writing their own slam poem in class. The planning sheets help students work through the writing process, from early brainstorming to final polishing, integrating slam poetry storyt
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Civil War Poetry Assignment
This assignment is a great prelude or post activity for the Civil War period. It has links embedded on the pages so you can "shoot" an email off to your students and they will easily link to the 5 poems. These can be read individually or as a class. You can also easily run off these poems for your
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Texting Couplets: Engaging Poetry Assignment for Grades 6-12
Engage your students in a poem writing experience that focuses on rhythm, rhyme, and any other poetic elements of your choice with this creative texting couplets assignment for twenty-first century learners. What gets students excited? Pictures and texting! This assignment combines the best of both
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Making your own Halloween Poem  Rhyming Poetry Assignment for Elementary
Students are to create their own Halloween Poem. What makes this assignment great is that it not only gives examples of rhyming, but it also includes a word bank of Halloween themed words to optionally use. Another feature is that it uses the symbols A A B B etc.. to show rhyming both in the exampl
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Boo Haiku Halloween Creative Writing Poetry Assignment
In this assignment, students write a BOO haiku...perfect for Halloween! This makes a really nice bulletin board display. The project page comes complete with a grading rubric. I had the kids transfer what they wrote onto a ghost which we then cut out and hung on the bulletin board. Boooooo Haiku
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Macbeth Poetry Assignment
For this assignment students must analyze and explain a poem related to Macbeth. They must also draw connections between the poem and Macbeth's feelings. This poem is meant to be a soliloquy from Macbeth's point of view. Finally, students must write their own Macbeth poem using the feelings and em
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"Story of My Name" poetry assignment
This download includes lesson plan, poem, and student pre-writing handout. Students are led through multiple readings of the poem to develop an analysis before they write their own poem on the same theme. Sample poem is rich with figurative language and complex vocabulary -- perfect for a high scho
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Nonsense Poetry Assignment
Explanation, info, examples, and instructions (with a complete marking rubric) for nonsense poem writing...
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Ode Poetry Assignment
This download includes complete assignment and rubric for Ode poems. Perfect for the Valentine's day season, or any time of year, students are given a description of an ode and step-by-step directions for creating their own, original odes. Odes need not be limited to people...some of the best odes I
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Graphic Poetry Assignment - Create Your Own Graphic Poem
In this assignment, students are challenged to find a poem (or a song) with highly descriptive images to re-create graphically. Students interpret the poem of their chosing, line by line, and then choose corresponding images and graphics to share the poem's message visually. This is a great litera
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Analyzing Songs as Poetry - Assignment
An assignment that guides students in analyzing a song as poetry. Includes questions on theme, figurative language, imagery, and sound devices.
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Introduction to Found Poetry & Assignments
Students learn what found poetry is and how to create their own found poem. Examples of found poetry are included throughout the packet. The packet also includes directions for students to create found poems using 1 pre-determined theme and 1 choice theme. If any of the previews show appear improp
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Inside Out and Back Again Free Verse Poetry Assignment
As we finish our first novel of the semester titled Inside Out and Back Again, students are given one final extra credit opportunity. This task will be worth 10 points, ultimately maintaining or raising your grade. Together in class, students have examined closely all of Ha’s Poems which give the re
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Poetry Assignments and Activities
Poetry Assignments and Activities contains four assignment selections. Poetry assignment titles include: Emotion-Poem, Poetry Assignment - Things to Think About (can be used for the reading of any poem), Bio-Poems, Alliteration.
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Are Parents Real People? Persuasive Essay and Song / Poetry Assignment
Parents loved this assignment if I could get it graded before conferences. The students take songs, stories, and their own lives to prove whether or not their parents understand. About 90% of my students believed their parents DID understand, and that's what made this assignment so much fun at confe
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Communities in Canada, Past and Present - Canadian Identity Poetry Assignment
Big Idea: What does it mean to be Canadian Today? Students use ideas from class discussions, The Hadfield Brothers “The Canada Song,” Shane Koyczan slam poetry “We are More” and their own experiences to write a poem to identify and describe fundamental of Canadian Identity for them. Curriculum Expe
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Holocaust Daily Poetry Assignment
I created a Power Point from a book of Holocaust poetry entitled "T4" by Ann Clare LeZotte. This PP tells the narrative of a young, deaf girl in Holocaust. I used this as a daily "warm-up" assignment when I taught the Holocaust novel, Maus. There is a question based on each poem that relates to a
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Christmas Couplets Poetry Assignment
This download includes assignment directions for a Christmas-themed poem. Assignment explains the couplet format, along with step-by-step directions on creation and presentation of the poem. Activity requires students to use construction paper and a stocking template (not included, large constructio
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SCARE SQUARES:  Halloween-esque Poetry Assignment
This assignment is easy! Simply print and go!!! It will have your students writing a short poem that fits in with the spooky October mood, and creating an illustration to coincide with the poem. Each student will create two quilt-like scare squares (all of which have been created for you). The f
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Haiku Poetry Assignment
This assignment provides students with background information about Haiku writing. Students are required to write and illustrate a haiku about nature and the seasons. Realistic-teacher.blogspot.com Follow Me on Pinterest
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Poetry Assignments (English 9-11)-BUNDLE
POETRY PRESENTATION, QUIZ, SHORT ASSIGNMENT This is from my poetry unit. Included are the following documents: 1.Poetry terms quiz (20 points) PDF. It’s multiple-choice and includes words like enjambment, slanted rhyme, couplet, etc. Answer key at the end (intended for English 11). 2.Poem Prese
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Fall Poetry Assignment with Pre-Writing and Rubric included
Assignment asks students to write a poem using the fall season as their “base layer.” The poem should transcend mere descriptions of autumn. I give three different pre-writing strategies, and a detailed list of what needs to be in the poem. Also I have a little rubric they can rip off at the bott
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Pick Your Own Poetry Assignment
FORMAT PDF and Word format Word 1997-2003 and 2010 compatible *Please contact me if you have trouble with these formats* OVERVIEW Overview Often, poetry gets a bad reputation because students do not get the chance to find poetry that speaks to them or they do not hear it properly read. In this
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Cumulative Writing Poetry Assignment
This assignment was made for a creative writing elective course. The cumulative poetry assignment sets requirements for types of poems to be included in a final poetry portfolio.
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Random Acts of Poetry Assignment
This is a fun assignment that can be used for extra credit or over a long break. The assignment requires students to independently read and annotate poems, then apply their meaning to moments in their everyday lives by posting excerpts from them in public locations. This assignment was originally us
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Dramatic Monologue Poetry Assignment
This poetry assignment requires students to create a dramatic monologue poem using techniques similar to Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess." Includes assignment half-sheets, organizer for writing the monologue, and an annotated copy of Browning's poem. All files included as editable Word docs and
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"Speaks to Me" Poetry Assignment-Great for Sub Plan
This "Speaks to Me" poetry assignment is a great stand-alone resource that requires no planning. It is perfect for a sick day where you need a complete assignment, ready to go. Students will make a personal connection to a poem of their choosing, and then respond to the poem by answering a series of
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American Literature Poetry Assignments and Activities
Various poetry activities related to American Literature or in response to American poetry: eight total assignments.
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Collective Poetry Assignment Rubric
This is a rubric for a poem written for a digital poetry assignment. The students write a poem collaboratively and then created videos for their poem. This is a rubric for their poems. It includes the steps for the writing process and the rubric is on the bottom.
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English - To Kill A Mockingbird - poetry assignment
This is a great media assignment that's cheap to do, and a great way to use up old "loved" (falling apart) books from the department book room. It asks students to create BLACKOUT POETRY, which asks them to subtract, or delete words, from an old page of a book to create a poem. It only requires a m
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Social Commentary In Poetry Assignment Sheets
This file includes two assignments. The first is a comparison of texts. The second is a mini-research assignment. Some of the prompts refer to a "background packet". The materials for this packet are not included. You may create your own. The packets will be added soon.The file also includes a sign-
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Halloween Concrete Poetry Assignment
This download includes a step-by-step assignment for the Halloween season. Students create concrete poems in various "spooky" shapes...ghosts, pumpkins, Frankenstein's monster...whatever you choose! Download also includes a rubric.
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Collective Poetry Assignment
In this assignment students write a poem in groups. They write a poem based upon 4-5 pictures. I usually pick a different theme depending on the unit. I used "What does it mean to be American" last time I used this but it can be adapted to any pictures you want to use. I also have had students creat
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Winter Haiku Poetry Assignment
This download includes step-by-step instructions for writing haikus inspired by the winter season. Assignment also includes directions for presentation. Students will need blue and white construction paper! These make a great seasonal display for your room or board!
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Anglo Saxon Poetry Assignment
This assignment is for use with the Anglo Saxon poetry "The Wife's Lament" and "The Wander". Students write a letter based on their reading of the poem in a different point of view.
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Poetry Assignment
Students are asked to juxtapose a poem that is studied in class with a poem that they have written, mimicking the style of the poet studied.
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Poetry Assignment - Woulda Coulda Shoulda
The poem WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA, by Shel Silverstein, is linked to Health objectives in this resource. Students read the poem and think of someone who overcame adversity to accomplish a personal success. There are two options in this zip file; one is more of a worksheet/activity whereas the other one
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Introduction Activity to The Giver (with poetry assignment)
This assignment gets students talking about some of the issues that come up in The Giver by Lois Lowry. They work in a group to decide which is more important, knowing your family, choosing your spouse, etc. After, the class comes back together to discuss their groups' decisions. Finally, they are g
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"I Am" Poetry Assignment
The students will develop an original poem using a structure to help them express personal qualities, while incorporating elements of figurative language.
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Free Poetry Assignment for Writing a Poem Inspired by Emily Dickinson
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and in this FREE POETRY ASSIGNMENT students read Emily Dickinson’s poem, “I’m Nobody! Who are you?” and write a poem in response. This is a great way to get students excited about writing poetry while exposing them to great poetry! This assignment is par
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Music Like Poetry Assignment
This is the general assignment sheet. Students are to find a song they like and print the lyrics. Students then identify 5 figurative language terms (see worksheet) along with the Theme. Figurative Language and theme is to be identified on the lyrics as well (see "I Am the Walrus" example lyrics).
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Scientific Poetry Assignment - Using Elements of Poetry + Science Concepts
I use this sheet to assign students to become a "Scientific Poet" - using science concepts and elements of poetry together. In this assignment, students were asked to create a poem about either: hurricanes, the water cycle, a raindrop’s journey, condensation, or evaporation, including these element
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Canadian Poetry Assignment
This is a great assignment where students have to look up a canadian poet and complete a task (writing and presentation) on the poet and poem they have chosen.
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Poetry Assignment with Rubric and Directions
This poetry assignment includes space for brainstorming and writing the rough draft. Students will see exactly how they will be graded. Poem must include figurative language, such as a simile, metaphor, or personification and sound devices, such as alliteration, rhyme, or repetition. It must be 75 w
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FREE Poetry Assignment using Adobe Voice
A poetry recital assignment that makes use of the app Adobe Voice for iPad. The assignment includes: 5 poems of various difficulty levels from which to choose Step by step instructions on how to prepare for the recital Step by step instructions on how to create the Adobe Voice video A rubric with
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