Poetry writing activity, hands-on activity, poetry, art connection

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Captivate Motivate Educate
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9th - 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
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Poetry writing activities include: Haiku, Expand a Poem, and Strikeout! Perfect for your literacy centers, National Poetry Day, and National Poetry Month!

I love teaching poetry! Poetry writing represents an opportunity for your students to truly exercise their minds. The teaching and learning of poetry does not have to be drudgery. Yes, students do need to learn the basics like poetry terms and genres, but why not start your poetry unit with some fun activities? Give them a chance to play with the language. This will help them develop confidence and enjoyment.

I encourage you to write poetry alongside your students. Let them hear you working out problems in your own writing. Share your poetry with your students. Ask them for help and advice. By developing a community of writers, your students will want to take chances with their writing because they’ll feel safe in doing so.

The completed poetry quilt squares make a stunning bulletin board display!

Here's what you get:

  • Teacher directions and lesson plans
  • 5 different poetry quilt squares for students to display their writing
  • Full color sample of 3 different poetry quilt squares
  • Poetry peer conferencing form
  • *Note: I did not supply a rubric for this creative activity. This is in accordance with my educational philosophy as listed in my profile. Sometimes it's good to just let the students create and learn just for education's sake.

Supplies needed:

  • Colored pencils
  • Sharpies or other markers
  • Scissors

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