A "Sensory Memory" Poetry Lesson

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5th - 9th
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  1. In these poetry writing lessons you will find all of the resources you need to engage students in writing poetry centered around the following two topics: The sounds and smells that throw us back to a memory The aspects of your favorite kind of dayThese lessons can easily fit in at any point in the
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  2. When poetry is taught in relevant and engaging ways, you will find that your students get genuinely excited about writing it! The poetry mini-lessons included in this bundle are all about your students- their passions, interests, fears, hopes, and dreams. They give your students a podium to stand on
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The topic of this poem, the sounds and smells that throw us back to a memory, offers students an opportunity to write about a person or place that is special to them. This poetry writing lesson follows the 5 steps of the writing process, includes brainstorm web graphic organizers, suggestions for guiding students who might struggle to get started, and a grammar extension lesson. 

This lesson can easily fit in at any point in the school year as it seeks to polish up student writing through the use of creative adjectives, strong adverbs, and specific sensory words and phrases. It can easily be used as a virtual learning lesson or even an easy to follow, no prep plan for a substitute!

Additional resources you might be interested in:

Picture Book Evaluation Project

Poetry Unit for Inspiring and Empowering Young Authors

Two Week Food-Based Writing Unit: Focus on Sensory Detail & Critical Analysis

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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