Crafting Comparison Poems includes step-by-step lessons to teach children how to write vivid imagery and how to craft poems from those sentences or phrases. The first lesson is teacher-directed and guides students through the process of writing similes and metaphors. Next, the class crafts a comparison poem together. The next two lessons are collaborative activities in which students work with a partner or team to write a poem. You can use either or both lessons, or skip those lessons completely. Finally, students apply what they learned as they write poetry independently. This ebook includes directions for each lesson, poetry examples to share with your students, and ready-to-use printables.
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Terrific Poetry Resources You'll Love!
All of the poetry resources below can be purchased together at a steeply discounted price in my Poetry Unit Bundle
, or individually from the links below:
• Exploring Poetry
offers fun and engaging strategies to teach kids about poetic devices and how to read and interpret poetry. Click Exploring Poetry: Tools for Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry
to take a look.
• Buddy Bio Poems
is a writing activity for partners in which students interview each other and write a bio poem about their partners. Click Buddy Bio Poems
to take a look!
• Writing Poetry
is a complete set of lessons for creating a poetry workshop in your classroom where students learn to write free-verse poetry. Click Writing Poetry: Teaching Kids to Write from the Heart
to check out this book.
• Crafting Comparison Poems
is includes a series of step-by-step lessons and ready-to-use printables for teaching kids to write similes and metaphors and craft poems from them. Click Crafting Comparison Poems: Teaching Kids to Write with Similes and Metaphors
to learn more.
• How to Teach Poetry, Step by Step
includes the webinar recording and presentation slides from Laura's April 2016 poetry webinar, How to Teach Kids to Love Poetry (Even When You Don't). Click How to Teach Poetry, Step by Step
to learn more.
Crafting Comparison Poems Table of Contents
Sample Comparison Poems
Exploring Similes and Metaphors
Crafting a Class Comparison Poem
Crafting Partner Comparison Poems
Crafting Team Comparison Poems
Crafting Poems Independently
Sharing and Publishing Poetry
Decorative Writing Paper
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