Poetry Writing - Free Verse Creative - Writers Workshop Poetry Writing

Renee Dawn
Grade Levels
K - 5th
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Poetry writing is forever! These poetry writing lessons will help your kids to see the world through a poet’s eyes, and create beautiful free-verse poems that are dazzling display pieces. Creative, divergent thinking pops off the page.

Complete writer’s workshop lessons—16 in all—will build poetry step-by-step. Lists, charts, and examples support each lesson.

You'll teach poetic devicessensory details, rhyme, repetition, alliteration, simile, invented language, and addressing the object directlyin such a way that they really "stick."

These lessons will guide every child—from kindergarten ELLs to fifth-grade TAGs—to create poems that are jazzy, profound and fun—and maybe even life-changing.

Common Core Aligned for K – 5, with “I can…” Learning Target and CCSS on every instructional page.

NEW: For Distance Learning or Classroom Computer Work:

  • Pre-formatted pages--for kids to write their poetry--with TpT's Easel Tool!
  • This digital tool allows kids to type and print their text, on a computer, laptop, or tablet.
  • Kids may also draw a picture to go with their text, and share it in a real or virtual classroom.

Poetry Writing is packed with these must-have treasures:

Tips for Differentiation, ELLs, RTIs, gifted, and older grades

• Poetry Writing Rubric, bulletin board ready

Charts and Lists to support your lessons. You may open these on your SMARTboard for whole-class viewing, or open on laptops or tablets--or print them--for individual or small-group use.

• Free-Verse Poetry samples, 10 in all, to immerse students in a creative mind-frame

• Poetry writing papers with a drawing box and 5 or 8 writing lines, with assorted borders or no border

Plain lined paper with a border (with no drawing box), that children may use to extend their poetry writing

• Tech Tip: you may open this PDF on a SMARTboard for full-class viewing.

Pre-formatted pages--for kids to write their poetry--on a computer, laptop, or tablet.

Poetry writing lessons are perfect for April, which is "Poetry Month"

...or ANY TIME you want high-interest, creative writing lessons for your students!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.
Use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes (e.g., -ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less) as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word.
Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how).
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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