Divergent Poetry: Creative Writing & Close Reading Activities

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Divergent Poetry: Creative Writing and Close Reading Activities - Common Core State Standards Aligned

Incorporate poetry into your novel unit! I've included 35 pages of engaging activities that will inspire and spark creative thought and critical thinking. Students will not only write poetry, they will practice close reading, annotating, research, vocabulary, and more.

Exercises include:
Writing poems: haiku, acrostic, free verse, found, black-out (redacted), I Am, Character Bio, diamante, five senses.

Reading poems and researching: "Chicago" by Carl Sandburg, "A Nation's Strength" by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

Art inspiration: "Cloud Gate" (The bean) by Anish Kapoor, "The Picasso" (Untitled) by Pablo Picasso, and "The Flamingo" by Alexander Calder

Activities are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and practice skills such as: inferring, analyzing themes, comparing/contrasting, researching, interpreting words and phrases, analyzing word connotations, author's tone, and citing specific textual evidence to support conclusions.

Sample poems and answer key INCLUDED.

This IS included in my Divergent Novel Teaching Unit {Editable}

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Created by Tracee Orman
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©2013, Tracee Orman
All images are used with permission or were created by me. This teaching unit is not affiliated with Veronica Roth, Harper Collins/Katherine Tegan Books, Summit Entertainment, or any of the aforementioned affiliates. It was created for educational purposes.

The NGA Center/CCSSO are the sole owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.
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Divergent Poetry: Creative Writing & Close Reading Activities
Divergent Poetry: Creative Writing & Close Reading Activities
Divergent Poetry: Creative Writing & Close Reading Activities
Divergent Poetry: Creative Writing & Close Reading Activities