Poetry: The Music of Our Hearts!

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Help students understand the poet's craft!

This 62 page packet includes everything you need to launch a poetry unit in your classroom! It includes resources to teach poetry through the use of mentor texts and examining the author's craft or "poet's craft". Immersing students in the type of poems you want them to write is the best way to get the product you want!

What's Included:
Visualizing Poster
Poetry Genre Poster
Poetry Collection Booklet (Color and BW)
Poetry Pictures (Mental Pictures)
Rhyming Poetry vs. Free Verse T-Chart
Poetry Web
Small Moments Chart (Poem/Big Feeling/Details)
Sensory Language Chart
The Speaker Seeker (Who is the Speaker? What is the evidence?)
Questions/Reactions/Reflection Chart
Poetry Venn Diagram
I Wonder / I Know Chart
Text to Self-Connections/Personal Artifacts
Poetic Language (Vocabulary Word/Inferred Meaning/Actual Meaning)
Making Connections
The Poet's Craft (Text Structure Sort)
Adapting Mental Images
Favorite Mental Image
Feeling a Poem (What did you notice? How does it make you feel?)
Fancy Word/ What I Infer It Means/Context Clues
I Am Poem
Heart Map
A Poetry Poet-Tree
Sidewalk Shel-ebration
Fluency Center Sign and Suggestions
Poetry Star Vocabulary Review Game/Word Wall Resource
Acknowledgements and Credits

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Materials are intended for personal use in one classroom only. For use in multiple classrooms, please purchase additional licenses.
Total Pages
62 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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