Exploring Poetry: Tools for Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry is a 2-part unit with poetry lessons for introducing poetic devices, analyzing, and interpreting poetry. The first part of the poetry unit includes a collection of activities for introducing the basic elements of poetry, and the
Digital Interactive Poetry Notebook for Grades 4-6
Do you have a Google Classroom? Are you looking for digital ways to incorporate common core skills? As an upper elementary to middle school teacher I have a variety of learners; enthusiastic and engaged, easily inspired, indifferent, and those th
This April ELA Bundle is the perfect Common Core and Daily 5-inspired resource to engage your students in all things April. Engage your students with the ideal tools for read to self, read to someone, listen to reading, word work, and writing with this ALL-IN-ONE bundle. It is truly engaging ELA FUN
Are you students having trouble determining the literal and figurative meanings of words and phrases as they read poetry? If so, this tool is for you. This quick mini lesson, taken from the strategies in the Performance Coach from Triumph Learning, will help students better understand the figurati
This is a poetry resource to help teach understanding and analyzing poetry and poetry comprehension.
This does not teach the different types of poems and it does not teach students how to write poetry. The poems in the resource are considered free verse and may or may not include rhyming. Check ou
Words and Phrases in a Poem or Story, Poetry RL2.4
-This pack is packed full of ideas and resources to use while you are teaching the CCSS standard RL 2.4. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the pack is still valuable to use when teaching students to describe how words and phrases help in po
This 26-page reader's response booklet is designed for students to use while reading the book Love That Dog by Sharon Creech. This packet is broken down into approximately 30-page sections of the book which include reader's response questions and aligned poetry activities for each section.
Sensory Words and Feelings in Poems and Poetry RL1.4
-This pack is packed full of ideas and resources to use while you are teaching the CCSS standard RL1.4. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the pack is still valuable to use when teaching poetry, sensory words, feelings, and how the author
This packet contains activities to use to teach the differences between prose, poetry, and drama.
It addresses the Common Core Standard RL.4.5- Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., cas
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
This is a fun little set of poetry task cards designed for use in Grade 3 through Grade 5 Classrooms. Included in the set are 5 original poems, 20 task cards, and a recording sheet for student use.
This set of twenty cards are based off of a series of 5 poems included in the set. Students will read
Use popular boy band One Direction's songs "One Thing" and "What Makes You Beautiful" to teach and practice figurative language, sound devices, and the meaning of poetry and the speaker's message. Students can also do an extended activity connecting the song to a poem with a similar theme.
44 Poetry Task Cards to Practice Common Core Narrative (Creative) Writing and Language Skills
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my POETRY RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE and in Poetry Resources Bundle, Volume 2.
My Poetry Task Cards are based on my best-selling Writing Poetry: 40 Formulas to Hel
As an upper elementary to middle school teacher I have a variety of learners; enthusiastic and engaged, easily inspired, indifferent, and those that require a bit more encouragement to enhance their joy of learning. Can you relate?
While I touch on poetry throughout the schoo
Feel confident teaching poetry writing with 4+ weeks of easy-to-use materials.
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This huge bundle is full of poetry goodness! There are over 120 original poems and a handful of acrostic poem templates so your budding poets can create their own! Each month contains 10-12 poems. Poems are thematic for each month and topics include holidays, animals, seasons and tons MORE!
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech is the perfect book to hook your students to poetry. This Love That Dog Novel Unit is a 37-page common core aligned resource that will:
• enhance student inferencing skills
• improve student journal writing and extended responses
• guide students through poetry analys
RL4.5 Poetry, Prose, and Drama
Fourth Grade Reading: Poetry, Prose, and Drama Resource
-This pack is packed full of ideas and resources to use while you are teaching the CCSS standard RL 4.5. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the pack is still valuable to use when teaching 4th grade student
This complete unit teaches third and fourth grade students the structures of poems, drama, and prose then asks them to identify each type of literature. You’ll have everything you need for direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment.
BONUS: A new companion website stor
A growth mindset unit, a personal narrative essay unit, a unit on how to teach poetry, and a guide to teaching with reading logs—this bundle has everything you need to teach your students to dig deep and think for themselves, to write about literature and understand poetry, to develop a growth minds
Looking for Common-Core aligned resources to teach CCSS 4.RL.5 - in particular, the key structural elements of poetry? This 45 page unit is a jam-packed resource with what you'll need to encourage poetry lovers in all of your students! Through this unit, students will take part in understanding th
This resource is meant to be a weekly review of the Common Core reading standards for literature, specifically poetry.
This can be used for homework, morning work, or classwork and would be perfect to use during a Poetry Unit or after the unit for reinforcement.
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The Common Core State Standards ask third and fourth graders to refer to structural elements of poems, drama, and prose and explain their differences (RL.3.5 and RL.4.5). This Power Point presentation explains structures common to each type of literature. Classic nursery tales provide familiar texts
Poetry: Teach your students how to annotate poetry! This Annotating Poetry lesson includes everything you need to teach your middle and high school students how to annotate poetry.
There are two different files in the zipped download:
- An editable, animated 34 slide PowerPoint
- A PDF document wi
An excellent lesson to teach, review and practice the difference between poetry, prose and drama! (CC Standard RL 4.5) Included is an introductory lesson with student activities, twelve creative colorful task cards with projects and a classroom poster. Everything you need to teach this important co
Common Core Writing: Poetry/Poem Analysis and Critique Essay
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my POETRY RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE and in the following smaller bundles: Poetry Resources Bundle, Volume 2 and Essay Writing Resource Bundle: Common Core Aligned.
Students struggle reading and u
Hate That Cat Reader’s Response Journal, Poetry Pack, and Book Test Bundle
Aligned to Common Core! This download includes:
• a 27 page reader’s response journal
• extra poetry pages/activities found throughout the packet
• Hate That Cat book test
• answer keys
Common Core Aligned Vocabulary Inclu
With this Poetry Mega BUNDLE you gain a TON of quality poetry resources and engaging poems for primary to last all year. Teach a poem of the week and gain MANY differentiated activities to build literacy skills and reading fluency. Teach a poetry writing unit with the right tools to make planning si
Poetry Common Core Aligned - Let's Write some Poetry
In this unit you will find an introduction to a wide variety of different types of poetry. Each lesson contains an example of the type of poem being discussed, and several activities that your students can work on to learn more about poetry and
Powerpoint includes audio of the song "Dear Momma" by Tupac and the poem "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes and guides students through close analytical readings that are Common Core style. Questions are directly aligned with the FCAT Test Specifications for Literary Analysis, but can be used to re
The Writers Workshop: Poetry Unit is made for Upper Elementary 3-5 and is a five week unit. Each of the 12 Lessons has a Connection, Teaching Point, Active Engagement, Link, and Sharing. It also includes Common Core Standards that are addressed, print outs for writers notebooks, anchor charts, poe
Are you looking for the perfect poetry resource to engage all of your students from reluctant to enthusiastic about learning? This is the PERFECT poetry BUNDLE that has all three of my poetry resources in one spot!
This BUNDLE includes:
We HEART Poetry! A Poetry Analysis Bundle:
This BUNDLE includ
Students will master the standards with poetry mini-units for grades 6-10. This growing bundle currently includes full mini-unit lesson plans, worksheets, graphic organizers, poetry stations, hands on activities, rubrics, and answer keys! With this bundle, you will receive over 90 pages of materia
Syntax Song Lyric and Poetry Analysis Activities - Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Reading, Language, and Writing
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my POETRY RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE.
Are you unsure how to have your students analyze the structure of a poem in order to in
CASEY AT THE BAT Foldable Poetry Brochure - Challenge your students to dig deeper into poetry while you engage them in a fun format! This six-sided brochure hits on all the important Common Core-aligned poetry skills with specific prompts related to the poem. A convenient answer key is included.
Do you want to empower your students with the skills they need to read, analyze, and write independently about challenging poetry?
The method that students will learn in these lessons is to unpack a poem using a graphic organizer and to understand the elements of poetry by writing some poetry thems
This is one of those lessons that will not only hook and engage teens, but lessons they find meaningful, memorable, and that spark deeper issues that they love to think about.
This resource is included in a bundle!
Student ♥ Engagement Bundle of Language Arts Lessons for Middle and High School
By popular demand, these are all the poems that I use within my classroom. The file includes the new version of the poems (which include a homework assignment at the top) and an empty box for students to illustrate, it includes a color version and a black and white version (I use these for my readin
PAUL REVERE’S RIDE Foldable Poetry Brochure - Challenge your students to dig deeper into poetry while you engage them in a fun format! This six-sided brochure hits on all the important Common Core-aligned poetry skills with specific prompts related to the poem. A convenient answer key is included.
Poetry Terms and Devices Review Powerpoint Game (like Jeopardy™)
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my POETRY RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE and in Poetry Resources Bundle, Volume 2.
Review important poetry terms in a fun format. This Jeopardy-style game features 31 questions/answers: six catego
This item includes:
6 – Analyzing Narrative Poetry
*Narrative Poetry Definition
*Poem – Casey at the Bat
*Casey at the Bat Analysis Worksheet
7 – Analyzing Lyric Poetry and Ballads
*Lyric Poetry and Ballads Definition
*Poem Background I
Need a complete guide to the poetic elements that you can use in your classes tomorrow?
These complete lesson plans will empower your students to understand the elements of poetry and how they function to create meaning in a poem or other literary text. The handouts and cooperative activities here
Included in this poetry resource are 20 poetry formulas to help students write a wide variety of poems. I have used these pages in my own classroom, and I created this product so that students would be provided with a definition, examples, tips, brainstorming space, and a final writing section all
26 original and fun animal poems that make learning letters, sounds, punctuation, sight words, and much more a meaningful learning experience.
This unit includes:
-Two sets of labels: Poetry Noebook & Poetry Journal
-Two sets of directions for students to paste in their notebook/journal
This colorful poetry resource can be used to teach figurative language and strategies for writing color songs, letters, and poetry about colors. I used the following books to provide examples of how colors can represent emotions, feelings, and things in nature:
Red Sings From Treetops by Joyce Si
These are some fun and creative poems from various authors. Use these poems to teach your students how to analyze poems using a helpful power point and graphic organizer. Wrap that lesson up with an effective ticket out the door and your students will be ready to show what they know about figurativ
Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech!
Grab this Hate That Cat PRINT and GO novel unit to hook your students on the poetry genre.
This 53-page Hate That Cat Novel Unit and Poetry Analysis Pack includes the following:
-22 page reader response journal
In this packet, there are two poems written. One written by William Blake called "The Poison Tree" and the other by Nikki Grimes called Summer Time Sharing.
These poems are a great tool to teach themes and topic, tone, main idea, compare and contrast, author's message.
Great mini lesson!!!
During this craftivity, students will create a unique leaf creature art project, write a diamante poem to describe the creature they have created, and play a guessing game using the clues provided in each diamante poem to guess who created each leaf creature in their class.