This resource includes everything you need to teach students how to analyze poetry, respond to it, and write poetry of their own. Poetry Workshop is an approach to teaching poetry that allows you to introduce the concepts of poetry to students in non-threatening, enjoyable phases.
Phase One: Collecting & Responding. Students will collect poems they connect to, write them down in their poetry binder, and select one response question to respond to in regards to the poem they wrote down.
Phase Two: Students select three techniques from poems they collected and implement these techniques in an original poem of their own.
Phase Three: Students write their own original poetry.
*Teaching directions and student pages for specialty poems such as book spine poems, blackout poems, and sandwich poems are also included.
The product includes:
-A framework for teaching poetry lessons to students.
-Everything students need to set up a poetry binder (cover, tabs, page dividers). This binder is assembled by students during the kick-off unit and then used throughout the year during Poetry Workshop.
-Detailed teacher lesson plans for each piece of Poetry Workshop (Poetry Stalking, Interactive Read Aloud, Specialty Poems, Collecting & Responding, Mimicking Techniques, and Original Poetry).
-Student graphic organizers for each piece of Poetry Workshop.
-Rubrics to assess each phase of Poetry Workshop.
-Models of completed student work for each phase of Poetry Workshop.
*Implement this teaching practice in your classroom to show students the power of poetry.
*Please download the product preview for more details on how Poetry Workshop could fit into your classroom routines and curriculum.