Ready to turn your poetry unit into a feeding frenzy? No boring lectures. No canned slideshows. Just authentic student-centered dialogue and poetry explication that organically gets increasingly more challenging as your classes become familiar with basic poetry terms and push themselves and one another into deeper analysis and closer reading of ANY poem that you can throw at them!
Race the clock! Gobble up those yummy white marbles! And jump into the deep waters of STUDENT-CENTERED POETRY EXPLORATION to save your classroom from the dreaded "Lame Duck Poetry Lecture" that far too often terrorizes even the most well-intended poetry discussions.
This digital download walks you through how to adapt this activity for any poet, poem, or poetry collection, and includes everything you'll need to make a splash with this high-energy activity in your classroom. Specifics:
• 9 slide Google Slides presentation with fully themed student instructions and all printables and game tokens
• Printable handout of 32 important poetry terms with definitions and examples.
• Fully customizable game tokens featuring 32 poetry terms and techniques.
• Four different Hungry Hungry Hippo-inspired board game templates, complete with embedded timers for infinite customization and re-use.
This resource comes with a comprehensive 4-page lesson planning walk-through guide (with sample dialogue prompts) for how to adapt this Hungry Hungry Hippo-inspired classroom for any plug-and-play poetry unit, complete with SEVEN different gameplay variants ranging from team-based play to point-based scoring variants and head-to-head competitions between individual students, and in-class scaffolding strategies. Scaffold and adjust to the unique needs and grade level of your students! And the best part -- this activity is infinitely re-usable for student-centered exploration and analysis of ANY poem, poet, or unit of poetry.
Transform your classroom into a frantic marble munching showdown! Use collaboration and friendly competition to spark genuine curiosity and wonder in a high-energy student-centered environment. And get your students genuinely excited to learn more about any poem or poet you can throw their way.
Lots of laughs, loads of learning, and tons of fun that transforms students into Hungry Hungry Hippos pigging out in their very own poetry feeding frenzy. Flip the script on the Death By PowerPoint approach and let your students chow down!
Prefer a different theme? The gameplay of this activity is functionally identical to each of these other products available in my TPT store:
Hungry Hungry HIPPOETRY: The Frantic Poetry Munching Game!
Pac Man Poetry: A Fast-Paced Game of Poetry Love at First Bite!
Stranger Things "Upside Down" Poetry Unit Activity