Poetry Pizzazz Unit - (Includes Crafts)

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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70 pages
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Poetry Pizzazz Unit: A unit to add some pizzazz to a poetry study through craftivities for poetic devices such as rhyming, similes, alliteration, personification and more! Also includes poetry publishing pages. (Includes 10 files below)

Baskets Full of Vivid Words – Students create a picnic basket full of vivid words to replace an overused word. Includes both a printable page and craftivity template options. Makes a great resource for students to use during a poetry unit once displayed.

My Metaphoric Family – Students write a poem about members of their families using metaphors. A sample poem and template are included.

Personification Garden Craftivity – Students create flowers and write sentences with personification on the petals. Makes a great spring display!

Poetry Alliterainbows Craftivity – Students use alliteration to write sentences with the first letter of each color of the rainbow. Includes brainstorming chart, in color and black & white, and cloud template, with title and without.

Poetry Pops Craftivity – Students create a popsicle craft with a poem inside to show that their poetry is POPPING with a poetic device (such as onomatopoeia).

Pyramind Poems – Students practice syllabication as they write pyramid poems on a topic of their choice.

Sandwich Poems – Students learn two different ways to write a “sandwich poem” and then publish it with an ant craftivity.

Simile Sandwiches – Students practice similes by creating a simile sandwich. Includes bread, cheese, lettuce, onion, ham, and tomato templates and display idea.

Watermelon Rhymes – Students practice rhyming words with this watermelon craftivity. Includes 30 word cards, seed templates, poem template, and instructions.

Poetry Publishing Pages – Publishing pages for 10 types of poems and a cover for creating a published poetry book.


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