Each year I feel there are too many amazing poems, and I just can’t do them justice. A few years ago I wanted to give students the chance to experience poetry and figurative language. I found that using centers, or stations, was a great way to introduce terms and various poets. I have used these stations to start our poetry unit, end our unit with review, and even when class periods get messed up because of testing and we have an odd couple of days. I am linking the station cards as an editable word document because your purposes or timeline may change each year. I hope you enjoy this take on poetry stations!
This resource includes the following:
• Eight Poetry Station Cards
• Teacher explanations of stations
• Recommended websites to use when integrating technology
• Station Worksheet and link to Google Form worksheet
I hope you find this to be a useful resource for your middle school ELA classroom!
English Middle School Mania