Lessons for Poetry

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  • Alliteration All Around - Student Objectives Session 1: Introduction Session 2: Alliteration in Acrostic Poetry Session 3: Alliteration in Alphabet and Number Books Session 4 … that alliteration is commonly used in advertisements, headlines, jingles, lyrics, poetry, jump rope rhymes, alphabet books, and tongue twisters. Lead a … these sources. back to top Session 2: Alliteration in Acrostic Poetry 1. Share Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak. Point out …
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  • Color of Silence: Sensory Imagery in Pat Mora's Poem "Echoes" - … to write a poem about. Share the Sensory Imagery in Poetry Checklist with students, and explain that they will be evaluated … changes they made. Have students complete the Sensory Imagery in Poetry Checklist to turn in with their revised poems. back to … and Diamante Poem Tool to challenge students to create sensory poetry in a specific poetic form. Have students brainstorm questions about … not students followed the directions. Use the Sensory Imagery in Poetry Checklist to help keep students on track and to use …
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  • Composing Cinquain Poems with Basic Parts of Speech - … Poems for Voices and Ears" for more information on reading poetry aloud. Invite them to look for similarities and patterns among … school Website anthology of your cinquain. Explore other forms of poetry with your students using the ReadWriteThink lesson Seasonal Haiku or the lesson suggestions from Sharing Poetry With Children. back to top STUDENT ASSESSMENT/REFLECTIONS While students …
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  • Dancing Minds and Shouting Smiles: Teaching Personification Through Poetry - … how it is applied by reading and responding to classic poetry Demonstrate comprehension and practice analysis by discussing personification and how … top EXTENSIONS Allow students to share their poems in a poetry reading. You might also have students illustrate their poems for … nouns and 10 verbs to be used in a second poetry writing exercise focused on personification. Have students put the words …
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  • Is a Sentence a Poem? - … a one-sentence poem to develop a working definition of poetry. apply the working definition to their creative work. justify critically … set their sentences aside as you begin a discussion of poetry. Lead a class discussion that focuses on the following questions … poems, do so based on what students have learned about poetry. Did they include figurative language and descriptors? Did they justify …
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  • Letter Poems Deliver: Experimenting with Line Breaks in Poetry Writing - … . Discuss how line breaks are one characteristic way in which poetry and prose, like letters, differ, yet some poems seem like … . Talk about why lines are broken where they are in poetry (effect on sound, meaning, appearance, emotional impact). When students are … of line breaks in an online poem. Similar to magnetic poetry, this interactive encourages experimentation with a poem's format to … to top EXTENSIONS Enjoy the spoofs on William Carlos Williams' poetry found in this episode of a Praire Home Companion. Students …
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  • Literary Parodies: Exploring a Writer's Style through Imitation - … class. Ask students to discuss how the episode parodies Williams' poetry-as well as the film noir genre. Compare the observations … with The Simpsons. Access additional resources on Williams and his poetry from this ReadWriteThink William Carlos Williams birthday Calendar Entry. Extend the analysis of poetry to longer poetic works by reading Grendel's Dog: A …
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  • Put That on the List: Collaboratively Writing a Catalog Poem - … of the catalog/list poem. consider the characteristics of contemporary poetry. develop an awareness of the subtleties of language. learn to … my students who loved skateboarding created a poem on fear. Poetry deserves publication. Possible publishing options include: list poems displayed in … models for additional poems. "Something Beautiful: Reading Picture Books, Writing Poetry" by Dean Schneider, from Book Links, April/May 2001 (v …
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  • Put That on the List: Independently Writing a Catalog Poem - … of the catalog/list poem. consider the characteristics of contemporary poetry. develop an awareness of the subtleties of language. apply their … post the poems in the classroom. back to top EXTENSIONS Poetry deserves publication. Possible publishing options include: list poems displayed in … models for additional poems. "Something Beautiful: Reading Picture Books, Writing Poetry" by Dean Schneider, from Book Links, April/May 2001 (v …
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  • Speaking Poetry: Exploring Sonic Patterns Through Performance - … use of sonic repetition. Have students explore books of poetry and the The Poetry Foundation site, finding examples of sonic repetition. Other … the class is studying or poems students find on the Poetry Out Loud Website or elsewhere. Students can share recitations through podcasts or an online video sharing network. Introduce students to Poetry Slams through video. Many performances are available on video and …
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