POETRY UNIT: Poetry Possibilities -- Summer Edition
Although traditional calendar schools may go on summer vacation, those who teach on a balanced calendar, as well as summer school teachers, will be thrilled to find this poetry unit. Each of the 20 poems, as you might expect, is about summer activities and holidays. Use the possibilities provided after each poem in POETRY POSSIBILITIES -- SUMMER EDITION
to construct lessons based on the teaching points, activities, skills, and craftivities.
Skill lessons include:
• GRAMMAR - plurals, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, punctuation, contractions, participles, quotations
• WRITING- text innovations, “how to” essay, similes
• READING - vowel sounds, types of sentences, plurals, homonyms, homographs, compound words, expression, blends, digraphs, syllables
• POETIC DEVICES - personification, rhyme scheme, rhythm, tempo, figurative language, onomatopoeia, sensory detail; imagery, alliteration, assonance, consonance, poetic license, lyrical voice
• POETIC STRUCTURE - line, meter, stanza, quatrain
• POETRY TYPES - list poem, present participle poem, haiku, -tanka, 5 senses poem, simile poem, question and answer poem, up and down poem
BONUS: Included is the stand alone product, Watermelon Words literacy center
The range of reading levels in these poems makes them appropriate to both primary and intermediate classrooms. This should allow the teacher to accommodate students reading above or below grade level.
The poems are copy ready, making them easy to add to your students' poetry anthologies. This unit is CCSS aligned.
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