Poetry Unit and Poetry Slam - Common Core Aligned

Mrs Lindquist
Grade Levels
5th - 9th, Homeschool
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112 pages
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Mrs Lindquist


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).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.


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