Reading Poetry Elements Unit | Writing Poems | Figurative Language Anchor Charts

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The Mountain Teacher
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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10 pages
The Mountain Teacher


Teaching students to read poetry elements and figurative language has never been easier. Students will practice both reading and writing poems through the use of these helpful anchor charts, posters and templates. This free poetry reading and writing sample covers teaching ABC poems.

This is a free sample of the FULL one month unit which covers ALL of your poetry teaching needs. There is also a digital version, which includes 44 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS and a digital template for students.

Poetry Elements Covered:

  • ABC Poem
  • Acrostic Poem
  • Autobiographical Poem
  • Ballad Poem
  • Chant Poem
  • Cinquain Poem
  • Color Poem
  • Diamante Poem
  • Haiku Poem
  • Limerick Poem
  • Lune Poem
  • Ode Poem
  • Shape Poem
  • Tanka Poem

Figurative Language Covered:

  • Alliteration
  • Rhyme
  • Repetition
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Personification
  • Metaphor
  • Hyperbole
  • Simile

Vocabulary Practice:

  • Stanza
  • Line
  • Rhythm
  • Poem
  • Story
  • Song
  • Mood
  • Imagery
  • Point of View
  • Theme
  • Senses
  • Tone

Each poetry element or figurative language lesson includes:

  • An anchor chart explaining the element
  • A template to write your own element
  • A fluency, comprehension and imagery practice page
  • A blank page for students' poetry books

This 180+ Document Includes:

  • A 2 Page Teaching/Pacing Guide
  • 22 Anchor Charts (full color and black and white)
  • 22 Writing Templates (full color and black and white)
  • 24 Page Poetry Writing Book (full color and black and white)
  • Poetry Book Writing Rubric
  • 22 Reading Comprehension pages (full color and black and white)
  • 4 Pages of Vocabulary Practice (3 words per page)

Do you want instructional videos to teach each poetry elements and figurative language for you? Upgrade to digital to get:

  • Please open the preview file and ask any questions before purchasing.
  • DIGITAL Poetry Book for Students to Edit
  • Teacher Poetry Book Example

This unit was designed for first, second or third graders, but can be adapted for any elementary grade.

Please open the preview file and ask any questions before purchasing. Enjoy!

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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