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April is National Poetry Month

Tunnel Books: haiku poetry, art, all in one.  Lots of ideas for this.

Haiku Tunnel Books

Tunnel books are fun and unique! We made ours using a post card for a prompt and wrote a haiku to go with it. I’ve made these with grade 4 and up, but younger students could enjoy this activity in “centers”, with the help of parent volunteers, or by having the various parts prepped for …

Use popular boy band One Direction's songs "One Thing" and "What Makes You Beautiful" to practice poetic terms, figuratve language, and theme/interpretation. (Priced product) Aligned to Common Core. I used this in class yesterday and afterward two girls told me I was the BEST. ENGLISH. TEACHER. EVER. Ms. Miller must have done something right. :)

One Direction Song Lyrics Poetry Activity

Use popular boy band One Direction's songs "One Thing" and "What Makes You Beautiful" to teach and practice figurative language, sound devices, and the meaning of poetry and the speaker's message. Students can also do an extended activity connecting the song to a poem with a similar theme. This IS...

blackout poetry examples

Blackout Poety : Poems even Middle Schoolers Love Writing • Textile+Type

Blackout poems are a fun, simple, and creative way to expose students to poetry. How you adapt the lesson depends on the skill you're covering. The options for how to incorporate blackout, or found poetry, are endless but the result is always the same -- an engaged classroom and a concrete example of poetry basics you and your students can utilize throughout the year.

Wise and Wonderful Haiku Poetry Books for Kids

Haiku Poetry Books for Kids

Reading books of haiku poems with kids is a lovely way to introduce children to the Japanese form of poetry about nature. These books will get you started.

Have fun with your poetry unit by incorporating blackout poetry! Your middle school and high school English language arts students will love creating these poems.

Make Poetry Fun with Blackout Poetry

Even though I incorporate poetry in my instruction throughout the year, whenever I teach my poetry unit, students always seem to moan and groan. It seems as if many students don’t like poetry, so I end my poetry unit with a fun poetry project that students love: Blackout Poetry. If your students have never encountered Blackout Poetry before, they will love this assignment. I incorporate this project with literature we’ve previously read in class. Since my poetry unit coincides with National…

Teaching students to understand poetry does NOT need to be a challenge. Click through to see the seven steps that break it down and make it manageable. These seven steps will work great for your 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classroom or home sch

Teaching Students to Comprehend Poetry in 7 Steps - Study All Knight

Today I am excited to welcome Kim from English Oh My as our guest blogger. She has some great ideas for teaching students to comprehend poetry in a manageable way. Enjoy! Happy April, and Happy National Poetry Month! Poetry is a timeless genre, and it is a part of most English Language curriculum. When I tell ... Read more Teaching Students to Comprehend Poetry in 7 Steps

MUSIC AS POETRY: Teach poetry with rap & song lyrics: This NO PREP packet is everything you need to teach poetry through music. Students learn about rhyme scheme, meter, poetic devices, literary elements and devices, making connections, poetry annotation and literary analysis - 4 songs and guide useable for ANY poem or song! Perfect for poetry unit, annotate poetry, literary analysis, rap as poetry, rap is poetry, poetic rap #teachpoetryhighschool

MUSIC AS POETRY: Teach poetry with rap & song lyrics

This bundle is everything you need to teach poetry through music. Students learn about rhyme scheme, meter, poetic devices, literary elements and devices, making connections, poetry annotation and literary analysis.Perfect for distance learning!No prep student handouts, answer key, PowerPoint slides...

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Homeschooling may sound like a topic that is daunting, but proper preparation will provide your children with the right education. Homeschooling ensures that

Pop Music Song Lyrics and Classic Poetry, Compare & Contra

Pop Music Song Lyrics and Classic Poetry, Compare & Contrast Poems, CCSS

Use this two-day poetry lesson to help your students connect modern music/song lyrics to classic poetry. On the first day, students will compare and contrast the song, "Stereo Hearts," by Gym Class Heroes, to Robert Burns' classic poem, "A Red, Red Rose." Both poems use simile and metaphor to descri...

5 week poetry reading challenge that is perfect for beginners.

5 Week Poetry Challenge for National Poetry Month

A month long poetry reading challenge for National Poetry Month. At the end of the month, kids and families will love poetry!

Have fun writing poetry with grades 4 to 7 with this ‘Write a Cinquain’ (a five –line poem) activity. Everything you need is included (including a rough draft and info sheet for students), and it is print-and-go ready! And it’s free. By Once Upon a Lesson. #poetry #writepoetry #printables #freebie

Once Upon a Lesson

Have fun writing poetry with grades 4 to 7 with this ‘Write a Cinquain’ (a five –line poem) activity. Everything you need is included (including a rough draft and info sheet for students), and it is print-and-go ready! And it’s free. By Once Upon a Lesson. #poetry #writepoetry #printables #freebie

3 Poems Every English Class Should Analyze

Engaging teaching strategies and learning resources for middle school ELA and high school English students.

This is a fun poem about Santa's elves and Christmas treats.  Your students will love this poem and the complimenting activities.  Free.

ESL Resources: Christmas Candy Land -Poem and Activities- ELL Newcomers Too!

This is a fun poem about Santa's elves and Christmas treats. Your students will love this poem and the complimenting activities. Free.

Teachers! Explore the work of Emily Dickinson with your students using our FREE poetry pack. We're giving away K-8 lesson materials focused on some of her most compelling work. Sign up now to get a copy for your classroom! The poetry pack will contain lesson materials for Dickinson's poems "#359" and "A Narrow Fellow in the Grass."

Celebrate Poetry Month with Amplify ELA K-8

Teachers! Explore the work of Emily Dickinson with your students using our FREE poetry pack. We're giving away K-8 lesson materials focused on some of her most compelling work. Sign up now to get a copy for your classroom! The poetry pack will contain lesson materials for Dickinson's poems "#359" and "A Narrow Fellow in the Grass."

Need to teach poetry but don't want to bore students or waste valuable time that could be spent on writing instruction? Try this rigorous, engaging lesson that blends 7 classic poems with a revision lesson that focuses on word choice. Teach students the importance of word choice when it comes to poetry and all other types of writing!

Poetry Lesson: Analyzing Diction through Close Reading

Need to teach poetry but don't want to bore students or waste valuable time that could be spent on writing instruction? Try this rigorous, engaging lesson that blends 7 classic poems with a revision lesson that focuses on word choice. Teach students the importance of word choice when it comes to poetry and all other types of writing!