POETRY UNIT Winter Poetry Activities Figurative Language Poetic Elements Writing

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This collections of WINTER poems provides custom lessons that incorporate multiple subjects. The POETRY POSSIBILITIES include a teaching point about poetry, skill lessons, writing models & prompts, and activities. The reading range is broad, making the unit appropriate for primary & intermediate classrooms. Differentiated instruction acccommodates students reading above or below grade level. [elements of poetry, poetry unit, figurative language, reading skills, writing, winter]


  • 16 poems
  • 17 pages of teaching possibilities
  • 1 lantern poem template
  • 1 compound word printable
  • 1 Venn Diagram printable form
  • Chinese New Year dragon parade craftivity
    • boy figure – color and b/w template
    • girl figure – color and b/w templates
    • dragon head – color and b/w templates

  • snowman glyph
    • glyph legend printable
    • snowman elements – 3 pages
    • snowman glyph summary template
    • snowman glyph summary example


  • poetic devices
    • assonance
    • imagery
    • onomatopoeia
    • rhyme
      • rhyme scheme
      • internal rhyme

    • meter
      • iambic tetrameter
      • trochaic

  • poetic structure
    • lines
    • stanza
    • couplets
    • list poem
    • haiku
    • lantern poem
    • present participle poem
    • 5 senses poem
    • acrostic poem

  • reading skills
    • vowels
    • high frequency words
    • inflections
    • compound words
    • rhyming words
    • synonyms
    • contractions
    • syllables
    • sentence types
    • “reading the punctuation”
    • parts of speech
    • adjectives
    • nouns
    • verbs
    • capitalization
    • punctuation

  • writing
    • list poem
    • haiku
    • lantern poem
    • present participle poem
    • pensee poem
    • 5 senses poem
    • acrostic poem
    • narrative paragraph
    • handwriting practice

  • math
    • Venn diagram
    • snowman glyph
    • snowball graph

  • craftivities


  • Print the poems you will use, making a copy for each child. Have your students add them to their anthologies.
  • Choose the teaching possibilities you wish to employ. Follow the directions provided.
  • Most of the lessons provided can be used with small groups for differentiated instruction.
  • Use the appropriate skill lessons with individuals for RTI.
  • These activities may also be employed with your whole class.

If you enjoy these Poetry Possibilities, please check out my other Poetry Possibilities units. There are collections for every season, as well as special topics. You may like:


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Total Pages
54 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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