This is Poetry unit I use every year and conclude with a Poetry Reading/Picnic, inviting parents to enjoy their child's work. When working on the unit, my students use their poetry notebook in class to generate ideas/drafts before creating their final works. I've included the following pages and poems with descriptions of each poem:
For the dedication, I take a picture of my students reading under a tree and have them write their dedication, which I type and include with the picture.
-"Seeing Through Poet's Eyes" poem
I've included several versions to accommodate for different name lengths.
This could be an antonym or synonym diamante - examples can be found on readwritethink.org
Taking a nature walk and reading the book, "Haiku Hike" are helpful in creating this poem.
Using torn tissue paper of the color written about is a good decoration.
-"I Am" poem
-"Rhyming" poem - including a rhyming poem draft layout
-"Best Part of Me" poem
For the "Best Part of Me" poem, I take black and white pictures of my students. They choose the best part of them and write a poem about that part. I usually type the poem they write and include it with the black and white photo.
-Poetry Picnic invitation
-Poetry Picnic RSVP
This booklet is fun because you can pick and choose which poems work best for you or do all of them! It can be a project that can last a few days or a couple of weeks. I hope you like it. Enjoy!