Found Poetry Packet for Fiction and Nonfiction

Nouvelle ELA
Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
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Get students to understand a fiction or nonfiction text on a deeper level with found poetry. This packet was designed to help students understand, enjoy, and create “found” poetry. “Found” poetry asks students to reshape an existing text into something new. This product is the “found” poem.

What You Get:

This document contains three source texts and three sample "found" poems. While “found” poems can be created from any text, I’ve chosen three types to showcase here:

1) A poem created from a single fiction text

2) A poem created from a single newspaper article

3) A poem created from two newspaper articles on the same topic

The sample texts are:

excerpt from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

"Steamboat Burnt" from The National Gazette (1834)

"William Penn" from The National Gazette (1834)

Most likely, you won’t do all three in your classroom in one year, but I’ve provided materials for each of these based on three source texts. You can use these to expose your students to “found” poetry. This adds flexibility and longevity to this product.

Please download the preview for the full table of contents!

“Found” poetry is a great teaching tool because the possibilities are endless. I have used this will many levels of students on several kinds of texts. I know you'll have a great time working on this with your students!

You can get this product and my other poetry resources in this bundle for a 30% discount! You also get ALL future poetry resources for free. Wow!

You can also check out all of my Poetry Resources in my store.

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Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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