Using mentor poems is a great way to teach poetry writing and the different elements of poetry. By reading and practicing mentor poems, students are able to interpret poetry and learn to write their own.
This unit can be used as an introduction to poetry or to help students learn the basic elements of poetry and can help them use what they've learned about poetry to write their own poems. Students are introduced to a mentor poem of the week. Each lesson includes a student copy of a mentor poem, things to notice and discuss about the poem (including vocabulary), and a weekly assessment of what students have learned about that week's mentor poem.
In addition, you will find:
*poetry response rubric
There are 9 weeks worth or mentor poems and lessons included!