Poetry Month for the Busy Teacher {30 poems included!}

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Poetry Month for the Busy Teacher is a collection of 30 poems with guiding questions so you can read and discuss the poetry with your students. It is great for poetry month but can be used all year!

This pack was created with the busy teacher in mind. You can go as deep as you choose. Spend 5 minutes on each poem, if that's all you have, or spend more time. This is a flexible pack that can work with any schedule.

Included:
-30 poem texts (Whitman, Wordsworth, Carroll, and more!)
-paper saving printing option
-30 discussion cards with 5-8 questions to encourage students to dig a little deeper
-Detailed notes to teacher with ideas for use and extension ideas.
-30 slide PowerPoint with background building pictures
-Bonus 15 Discussion cards for internet poems. (Links and QR codes included!)
-Answer Keys for everything!

These activities are great for poetry month but can be used year round!

Can be used as:

-whole class discussions
-task cards
-individual assignments
-small group
-partner work
-early finishers
-literacy centers
-weekly homework

About the Poems:

I tried to select poems that students could relate to. They are mostly about nature and childhood. Because the poems are from the public domain, they were written many years ago. Many have older English and outdated words, but I didn’t want to water down the poetry experience. In the teacher answer keys, I noted words that may need explanation, and you will find the additional ppt slideshow helpful for some of the nature terms. Download the preview for a full list of the poems with a sample included!

I hope you and your students enjoy this collection!
 


More Poetry Resources that are More Than a Worksheet:

Shel Silverstein Creative Writing Task Cards
Shel Silverstein Task Cards Volume 1
Shel Silverstein Task Cards Volume 2
Poetry Stretches
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90
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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Poetry Month for the Busy Teacher {30 poems included!}
Poetry Month for the Busy Teacher {30 poems included!}
Poetry Month for the Busy Teacher {30 poems included!}
Poetry Month for the Busy Teacher {30 poems included!}