Poetry Writing Unit & Genre Book Report Mini-Unit Grades 3 - 6

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Poetry Unit: A Published Poetry Book

This file is a complete poetry writing unit for grades 3-6 grades. Students will learn how to write up to 8 different styles of poems and assemble their own poetry book. This unit includes a printable that explains each poetry form and guides students through writing their own poem. This unit is truly print and go.

Teachers will receive both a genre book report as well as a writing unit. The pieces can be used together or separately. Everything is ready to print and copy.

For the genre book report, students need to read at least 3 poetry books. Students will self select at least 3 published poems to add to their "poetry anthology."

There are 8 poetry writing lessons that can be used individually or as a complete unit. The poetry forms are:
1. haiku
2. acrostic
3. cinquain
4. triplet
5. quatrain
6. limerick
7. free verse
8. sijo

Also included in this unit are a poetry book blank cover, table of contents, student checklist, and grading rubric.

In my classroom, I complete this unit as an in-class activity. I check out a crate of poetry books from the library, and students read them in class as well as at home. I use the poetry lessons during testing as a fun break. For some poetry forms, I have students work together to brainstorm ideas and write poems. Even the resistors begin having fun when the can write funny poems with a friend!

We used this project during our state testing. Students enjoyed the lessons, as they were allowed to brainstorm together. Students completed their poems, including favorite poems by published poets, and took the completed poetry books home for Mother's Day.

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Poetry Writing Unit & Genre Book Report Mini-Unit Grades 3 - 6
Poetry Writing Unit & Genre Book Report Mini-Unit Grades 3 - 6
Poetry Writing Unit & Genre Book Report Mini-Unit Grades 3 - 6
Poetry Writing Unit & Genre Book Report Mini-Unit Grades 3 - 6
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