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Poetry Writing Unit - Poetry Reading and Writing (Google Classroom Options)

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
Formats Included
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  • Google Apps™
98 pages
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This Poetry Writing Unit provides students with a deep understanding of the poetry genre as they read and write poetry. In the eleven-day unit, students write ten different types of poetry. (That means that there are plenty of opportunities to excel at writing.) They’ll study figurative language, elements of poetry, and learn how to write a poem. The individual poetry lessons and step-by-step writing guides help students to write traditional and modern poems. In addition to writing extensively, students will study the genre, its vocabulary, and read and discuss more than 30 poems.

This unit develops students’ understanding of poetry and increases their confidence as readers and writers. The best part is that the engaging poetry lessons will turn your most reluctant writers into poetry enthusiasts!

Digital Version Included - This resource includes a traditional PDF version of the student writing packet, as well as a link for Google Slides. This means that this resource is ready for Google Classroom! The digital version of the packet is accessible from any computer and allows students to complete their work online. You’ll find links for digital versions of the student writing packet and the grading rubric included with this resource.

Common Core Standards:

  • W.3, W.5, W.6
  • RL.4, RL.5, RL.6, RL.10
  • L.3, L.5, L.6

In this Poetry Writing Unit, students will:

  • Develop an understanding of the poetry genre
  • Recognize the features of poetry
  • Incorporate sensory details and figurative language into their writing
  • Practice utilizing poetry skills such as rhythm, rhyming, and descriptive vocabulary
  • Follow the writing process to write 10 original poems
  • Share their writing and work with others

This detailed Poetry Writing Unit includes:

  • Unit Overview
  • Poems at a Glance
  • 11 Daily Lesson Plans
  • 13 Genre-Specific Vocabulary Words
  • 13 Poetic Examples of the Vocabulary Words
  • Poetry Writing Ideas
  • Poetry Grade Record Sheet and Rubric
  • Student Poetry Writing Packet
  • Poetry Web
  • Poetry Writing Ideas
  • Vocabulary and Example Worksheets
  • Over 25 Sample Poems
  • Step-by-Step Poetry Writing Guides: List Poem, Haiku, Extended Cinquain, Simile Poem, Personification Poem, Remember When Poem, Rhyme Poem, 5 Senses Poem, Concrete Poem, Free Verse Poem

* Links are provided for examples of concrete poetry. Simply, click on the links to access the sample poems.

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Total Pages
98 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.


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