Poetry Unit and Poetry Game

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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. PLEASE READ: This bundle includes secure PDF documents. If you purchased my Poetry Unit, Love That Dog novel unit, Hate That Cat novel unit, or Emily story activities (see links above), this bundle contains the same products. Students identify figures of speech, read poetry examples that contain th
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PLEASE READ: This bundle contains a zipped file of my Poetry Unit and Figures of Speech Tic Tac Toe game.

In the poetry unit, students identify 6 figures of speech, read poetry examples that contain the figures of speech, and write poems that demonstrate 4 of the figures of speech.

After looking for figurative language examples in poems, identify signature styles of famous poets. The culminating activity is a Poetry Project to showcase the students' poems. In addition, students provide explanations of the figures of speech used in each poem (analysis).

Once students can find figures of speech, they read picture books and identify figures of speech examples. Students use the examples to fill a Tic Tac Toe board (with a twist).

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Product Includes:

Common Core Standards (4th grade)

List of Suggested Poem Names to teach the unit**

Poetry Packet Notes Page for listing examples of figures of speech while reading

Guided Activity Sheets that walk students through the process of writing poems using the following figures of speech:





Teacher Notes and Samples Included

Compare/Contrast Famous Poet Writing Styles

Poetry Writing Project and Rubric

Book Spine Poem Activity (teacher notes and samples included)

Poetry Test

Supplemental Activity Suggestions (Poetry Slam, Haiku Tunnel Poems)

4 Poetic Tic Tac Toe Game Options, Rules, and Samples

** Due to copyright, copies of the suggested poems are not included in the packet. The name/author is provided and links, so teachers can locate the poems for your classroom via internet. Figures of speech activities work with poems of your choice, so you do not have to use the poem list provided.

The Figures of Speech Tic Tac Toe Game can be downloaded for free here.

You may also be interested in my Poetry Bundle, which includes this Poetry Unit with the game, Hate That Cat and Love That Dog novel studies, and Emily by Michael Bedard picture book activities. To view the bundle and purchase all 4 products at a discounted rate, Click here.

poetry, poems, figures of speech

Total Pages
54 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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