Writing Poetry Like Famous Poets: Poetry Made Easy for Struggling (or Any) Students
So many students struggle when it comes to writing poetry. This 98-slide presentation (which includes 13 pages of printable handouts) will have them writing with ease! Not only does it introduce several well-known poets and their famous poems, it shows students that writing does not have to be difficult and can actually be fun.
Students will review the bios of famous poets, then study one (or more) of their poems, then try to mimic the same style and/or format. I include poem "maps" or formulas so all students have to do is fill in the blanks. Your students will be engaged, and by the time they are through, they'll have written over 10 original poems.
The poets/poems used include: William Carlos Williams (The Red Wheelbarrow & This is Just to Say), Gwendolyn Brooks (We Real Cool & Cynthia in the Snow), Carl Sandburg (Fog), Margaret Atwood (You Fit Into Me), Ezra Pound (In a Station of the Metro), Matsuo Basho (Various Haikus), Walt Whitman (I Saw in Louisiana a Live Oak Growing & The Runner), Dorothy Parker (Resume), magnetic poetry teacher & student examples, word cloud poems with examples using various examples.
This is appropriate for grades 7-12, and perhaps adaptable for younger students, as well. The poetry styles are not difficult and are presented clearly with plenty of examples.
This is the Microsoft Powerpoint & Microsoft Word version. It is also available in iWork Keynote & Pages (Mac/Apple)
. Both bundles include the PDF files, as well.
Includes internet activities, as well.
This is NOT included in my Poetry Resources bundle
(it is much too large to fit).
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Tracee's Poetry Resources
Created by Tracee Orman
Mrs. Orman's Classroom
Keywords: poetry, poem, writing, write, forms, poets, haiku, me poem, personification, metaphor, simile, william carlos williams, gwendolyn brooks, carl sandburg, margaret atwood, william blake, walt whitman, dorothy parker.