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Collaborative poetry activity, Earth Day, poetry writing activity

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
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  1. This is a huge bundle of 6 poetry activities! Use these as part of your literacy stations or as stand-alone activities. These are great for National Poetry Month in April!Here's what you get:Poetry With Friends--Earth Day EditionPoetry With Friends--Halloween EditionPoetry With Friends--*always a fr
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  2. This bundle includes:1. Roll of Dice Poetry2. Jenga Poetry3. Poetry Task Cards4. Recycled Holiday Cards Poetry Writing5. Poetry With Friends--Halloween6. Poetry With Friends--Earth Day7. United Color of Poetry--Paint Chip Inspired Poetry Writing8. Poetry Quilt9. Poetry Graphic Organizers10
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This is a fun, engaging activity which results in surprisingly effective writing. Students will collaborate with peers to write a group poem about Earth Day, which is on April 22. What a great way to add a S.T.E.A.M. to your ELA lessons! Perfect for literacy and learning stations too!

Do your students get a look of trepidation when you announce they’ll be studying poetry? Worse yet, do they groan and sigh? Students sometimes react this way because they have learned that the reading and writing of poetry is difficult and frustrating. But the study of poetry doesn’t have to be this way. I like to ease my students into the reading and writing of poetry by having them first play with words.

Once students start reading the words on the list, you'll soon see students learning new words, and you’ll see them discovering that poetry is a condensed language, and therefore you often don’t need to include inconsequential words like “the,” “it,” “and.” Students will start to discuss the best placement of words in order to achieve their purpose. They’ll be naturally learning about tone, imagery, and detail as they play with the language. The resulting group poem makes a colorful display.

By the way, you will notice "s" in a few spots of the word bank. These are not typos. I've provided those so students could form plurals if needed.

What you get:

  • Teacher instructions
  • Student instructions
  • Word list in different colors and fonts
  • Tips and suggestions
  • *Note: I did not supply a rubric for this creative activity. This is in accordance with my educational philosophy as listed in my profile. Sometimes it's good to just let the students create and learn just for education's sake.

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KEYWORDS: poetry, friends, fun, collaboration, bulletin board displays, vocabulary, earth day, spring, similes, metaphors, hands-on, learning stations, literacy centers, captivate motivate educate, environment, global warming, conservation, STEAM, science, ecology, green, reduce, reuse, recycle, fun stuff, printables

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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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