Library Lesson: Reading & Writing Poetry - 6g Essential Literacy Unit 4

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Grade Levels
5th - 6th
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Make poetry come alive for students with this 2-visit Library Lesson unit focused on Reading & Writing Literacy and aligned to National School Library Standards & ELA Common Core. Lesson 1 is short enough to allow time for students to browse & choose books, and for sustained, silent reading. Lesson 2 has a hands-on creative activity with a takeaway booklet of original poems.


  1. How does figurative language create sensations in my mind? A book buffet for students to examine the poetry books in the school library with a figurative language activity to enhance ELA learning.
  2. How can I use different forms of poetry to communicate sensations to a reader? A hands-on activity to create a foldable booklet in which to write 3 original poems in 3 different forms: haiku, cinquain, acrostic.

This product package contains:

  • Complete lesson plan with standards, understandings, objectives, assessment, Instructional guide, and space for reflection
  • 2 animated slide presentations (8,9) [files as PPTX & ODP for Google slides]
  • 2 sets of PDF presentation Notes
  • PDFs of 2 worksheets
  • 1 printable bookmark

You'll love using this School Library Lesson Unit that encourages students to read poetry books and gives them a simple, but meaningful, way to create & share their own poems.

Total Pages
39 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.


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