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Looking for creative and unique poetry activities to inspire students' poetry writing, review figurative language and encourage students to embrace a poetry unit!
All of the activities can be adapted for different ages and abilities - I have successfully used these activities from 5th - 10th grade! Each of the individual resources in this bundle comes with lesson ideas, full assignment sheets, brainstorming graphic organizers, rubrics and more.
"Pet Peeve Poem - Practice Writing With Similes"
Students read a poem rich in similes and then write their own poem in a similar style. Great practice for identifying similes! Students love the opportunity to use similes to write a poem about their pet peeves!
"My Life in 30 Words" Poetry Activity
Have students write a 30 word poem about themselves. Includes assignment sheet, brainstorming worksheet, templates and examples. Great for Back to School!
"From Prose to Poetry"
Using short newspaper articles as a prompt, students write a poem using the images and ideas in the articles. Unique way to show students the difference between prose and poetry and have them work with both genres.
Using a short poem with imagery as an example, students write their own poem. Includes assignment sheet, brainstorming sheet and more!
"Hero Music" - Music Lyrics as Poetry
Using music lyrics as an example of poetry, students pick songs that best exemplify the idea of a hero.
"Poetry Poster Project"
A fun way to review or practice =figurative language! Covers - simile, metaphor, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, rhyme, alliteration and personification. Two versions included for each differentiation!
"Laughing With Limericks"
Templates and examples of a limerick - a fun poetry activity! Lots of fun for St. Patrick's Day
Figurative Language Reference Sheet
A quick one page review sheet / reference sheet for figurative language.
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