Poetry is one of my favorite things to teach. It allows students to express themselves in a way that is free, creative, and unique to their personalities.
With this in mind, I decided to write a poetry unit--focusing on skills that middle to upper elementary school aged children needed to know and practice, like elements of writing (metaphors, similes, etc), syllabification, nouns, and adjectives, as well as focusing on poetic devices like alliteration, onomatopoeia, and form.
This packet includes the materials to make student poetry booklet including:
Activities to introduce/reinforce: Writing Tools, Nouns/Adjectives, Metaphors, and Similes.
Activities to introduce and write:
Color Poems, Haiku, Concrete Poems, Quatrain Poems, Diamante Poems, Acrostic Poems, and Free Verse.
Full page color posters to go along with each page of the student booklets.
Answer keys for writing tools is included (in poster form).