This 13 day writing unit is the perfect addition to any second or third grade poetry unit. Teach students how to write the important poetic devices such as alliteration, rhyme, simile, onomatopoeia, metaphor and personification are with this engaging unit. Students are prompted to create their own islands with animals, plants, games and other fun engaging ideas creating poems from the letters of their names. This unit is sure to make students laugh and be excited about poetry! This unit also includes references to sample poems from Shel Silverstein and other poets that would be helpful mentor texts. This unit includes a specific teaching guide, as well as anchor charts, examples, draft papers, editing checklists and publishing papers for students.