This unit consists of enough lessons to fill every day of your poetry month, or if you prefer to spread out on special poetry days throughout the year. It includes poems to read aloud and enjoy each day and mentor poems to use as springboards for writing poetry.
A variety of poetry is included to meet the interests of even your most reluctant students. Resources are also included to enhance lessons using Youtube videos of animated and narrated poetry. Copies of several of the poems have also been included. There are also lessons for students to apply close reading strategies.
By the end of the unit, students will have written several poems that are ready for revision, editing and publishing. A rubric is included for scoring the final project as well as the work completed throughout the unit.
Each lesson is designed to meet the Common Core Standards.