Poetry Unit and Poetry Slam - Common Core Aligned

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Mrs Lindquist
Grade Levels
5th - 9th, Homeschool
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This unit bundles ALL my poetry items into one and includes BONUS material!
This Poetry Unit helps the teacher familiarize their students with a variety of poetry styles before asking the students to analyze a handful of poems. Then students work on creating their own poems and practice reading them out loud before performing in their very own Poetry Slam competition!

Poetry Unit includes:
1) A guide for the teacher that covers six weeks of lesson ideas
*NEW* Calendar that outlines all six weeks to aid in planning!
2) A 2-page poetry styles handout with a description and samples of 13 different types of poems
3) *NEW* Set of 13 Poetry Posters
4) *NEW* Poetry Analysis Bookmark using Who FITTS Method
5) Set of 12 poems for students to read and analyze
*NEW* Now includes a one page suggestion of additional poems to use in the classroom!
6) Two PowerPoints with step-by-step analysis of poems to practice with students
7) Poetry templates for 8 different types of poems (sonnet, haiku, diamonte, cinquain, etc.)
8) Poetry Portfolio requirements and directions
9) Sample students poetry portfolio setup
10) Poetry Slam PowerPoint guide
11) Documents to help organize and assess a Poetry Slam
a) Poetry Slam score cards
b) Guide for adding up points
c) List of the Slam rules
d) Poetry slam invite for parents / teachers

To purchase above items separately, check out:
1. Poetry Template Guides for Students.

2. Poetry Analysis with Shakespeare, Poe, and Mother Goose.

3. Poetry and the Art of Hosting a Poetry Slam.
Total Pages
112 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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