This poetry unit can be used any time of the year or during April to celebrate poetry month. Activities can be broken down for whole class instruction, station work or independent practice, which means you decide on the duration of the unit. The unit contains worksheets and poetry writing practice connected to the literary devices below. There are two bigger projects helping students see the connection between poetry and society, The Adversity Project and Three smaller poetry activities). This unit was created for a middle school audience and your students are sure to love them just like mine.
-Poetry Activities (Save the Last Word for Me, Companion Poem for art, Annotation Collaboration)
-Writing Practice (Haiku, Cinquain, Nouns, Acronym, Definition, Hyperbole)
-Poetry Project about an adversity