National Poetry  Month:  Langston Hughes:  Poetry, Civil Rights, and the Harlem RenaissanceQuick View

National Poetry Month: Langston Hughes: Poetry, Civil Rights, and the Harlem Renaissance

Introduce your students to Langston Hughes, one of the most influential poets of the 20th century. There are activities to guide your students through analysis of two of Hughes's poems, as well as an informational text that highlights some of the experiences that shaped him as a champion of equality and black rights. This resource, originally designed as a poetry unit for ESL students, is great for both Black History Month and National Poetry Month, but also works well for cross-curricular units involving the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights. Activities and suggested timeline: DAY 1: “Hold Fast to Dreams”: Two activity pages that help students analyze meaning and figurative language in “Hold Fast to Dreams” by Langston Hughes “Hold Fast to Dreams: Comprehension Questions DAY 2: Self-Reflection: Two writing prompts to get students thinking about the themes in the lesson Pre-Reading Vocabulary: Use context clues and matching to introduce students (especially English language learners) to words from the informative text. Informative Text: A text about Langston Hughes and some of the events that shaped his decision to speak out for equal rights. Comprehension questions for the Informative Text DAY 3: Pre-reading Vocabulary: A cut-match-paste activity that introduces students to some of the vocabulary in the poem “Harlem”. (Designed with beginning-intermediate English language learners in mind. Some words will seem simple to more fluent students.) “Harlem”: Students fill in missing words in the poem and answer analysis questions. “Harlem”/Figurative Language: Students examine the similes in the poem and note their reactions “Harlem” Guided Analysis: Question (loosely based on the TPCAST method of poetry analysis) guide students through a deeper examination of the poem. “Harlem” Comprehension Questions Figurative Language Wrap-Up: Students identify types of figurative language as they work to get from START to FINISH in the maze.
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IGCSE LITERATURE 2017 POETRY ANALYSISQuick View

IGCSE LITERATURE 2017 POETRY ANALYSIS

An effective & organized compilation of all poetry analysis online and produced by other authors. 1. Anthem for doomed youth 2. Attack 3. Because I could not stop for death 4. Cold in the earth 5. Elegy for my father's father 6. For heidi with blue hair 7. Friend 8. Meeting at night 9. My parents 10. One art 11. Praise song for my mother 12. Reservist 13. Song: tears, idle tears 14. The trees 15. The trees are down NOTE: Since this is a compilation, some of the work is original, whereas some is taken from other resources. I do not intend to take full credit for any excerpts or works that are not my own. 100% Guarantee The Price Is Worth It
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Acrostic Poetry for Mother's DayQuick View

Acrostic Poetry for Mother's Day

Write Acrostic poetry for Mother’s Day using this resource. Included in the packet are the following: Mini-Posters for display and review. Worksheets for writing drafts Collection of writing papers both plain and decorated
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Limericks in the World of PoetryQuick View

Limericks in the World of Poetry

Description of National Limerick Day (May 12th of every year) including information about history, how to write a Limerick, rhyme scheme and various examples of Limericks for students to review and compare.
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Haiku Poetry for Mother's DayQuick View

Haiku Poetry for Mother's Day

Write Haiku for Mother’s Day using this resource. Included in the packet are the following: Mini-Posters for display and review. Example Worksheet for writing and illustrating Collection of writing papers (plain and decorated) and cards to color and fold
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Sunflower Poetry Writers WorkshopQuick View

Sunflower Poetry Writers Workshop

The multi-faceted sunflower, in all of its glory, is the subject for this 5 day poetry writing workshop. With the emphasis on voice and descriptive writing, this workshop engages the young writers with art looking at the colour, texture and shapes of sunflowers, using other poets' work as examples. Big emphasis also on identifying figurative language and adding it to our poetry. Enjoy! Susan Powers
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Poetry vs. Prose Chart with Word Lists - A Poetry Word Sort ActivityQuick View

Poetry vs. Prose Chart with Word Lists - A Poetry Word Sort Activity

Poetry vs. Prose Chart and Word Lists. A good word sort activity to use when introducing poetry to your students. Students will have to categorize the terms as either used in poems, prose, or both and put them in a chart. This is an activating thinking strategy and pretest which can also tell you what your students know and don't know about poetry and prose. Two word lists for differentiation. ©2012, 2017 HappyEdugator. All of the activities included in this product are the intellectual properties of Deborah Hayes aka HappyEdugator.
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"Cadenza" by Ted Hughes poetry analysisQuick View

"Cadenza" by Ted Hughes poetry analysis

Basic vocabulary and questions to help students think through Ted Hughes' poem "Cadenza." Chart included for the "TPCASTT" method of poetry analysis--(title, paraphrase, connotation, attitude, shifts, title, theme). AS Level English Literature Cambridge
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Poetry Comparison Full Unit of workQuick View

Poetry Comparison Full Unit of work

This comprehensive unit work not only inspires students in the field of poetry but ensures they have a fully working knowledge of the ways language, structure and form help to establish meaning. With multiple assessment points and a variety of writing tasks included in the unit, the scheme is designed to ensure not only that students have read a wide birth of poetry but that they are able to discuss and write critically about them. Designed with the more able in mind, there are multiple notes which explore how tasks can be differentiated to suit the needs of all students. Enjoy!
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Metaphors and Similes Poetry Lesson based on picture booksQuick View

Metaphors and Similes Poetry Lesson based on picture books

Picture Book Poetry: Introduction to Metaphor gives young students a familiar introduction to metaphor and similes through picture books they already know and love. This product includes lesson plan ideas using picture books, discussion prompts for the teacher for three books, individual practice pages and centers for students to understand and identify metaphors and similes, a few templates for writing their own metaphors and similes, and a few public domain poems that a teacher may want to use with young children. The lesson plan includes: * An annotated picture book list of books introducing the concept of rhyming. (Key books include One Special Day, Love is a Handful of Honey, My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil, and more!) * A list of activities for extending metaphor/simile picture books into a lesson about metaphors/similes. * A list of some nursery rhymes and other poems. * An explanation of the worksheet sets attached. * Discussion prompts for the teacher for three of the suggested books. The worksheets include: * 12 task cards with Audio QR codes for students to practice determining simile or metaphor. * 3 matching pages in which students draw a line from one pictured item to the item with which it is similar. * 2 Color, cut, and paste pages in which students match pictures in to "similar" categories. * A few templates for creating similes and a metaphor if desired. * A few samples of (public domain) poetry for possible teacher use This would work in a classroom or a homeschool setting. It is intended for lower elementary aged children.
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Creative Writing - 16 Quick Poetry ActivitiesQuick View

Creative Writing - 16 Quick Poetry Activities

This zip file contains 17 individual Word documents (for ease of revision). Included are directions, templates, and/or examples of the following poetry forms: 1. Autobiographical Poem 2. Color Poem 3. Epitaph 4. Five Senses Poem 5. Free Verse Poem 6. Guilty Pleasures Poem 7. Haiku 8. I Am Poem 9. If/What If Poem 10. Nonet 11. Ode 12. Phone Poem 13. Self-image Poem 14. Syllabic Cinquain 15. Symbolic Poem 16. Title-down Poem Also included is a document outlining the culminating unit project -- the poetry portfolio. A simple evaluative rubric for this project is also attached. Common Core Standards Addressed: W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.10, L.8.1, L.8.2, L.8.3, L.8.5, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.5, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.3, L.11-12.5
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Poetry-50+ page workbook and PowerPoint presentationQuick View

Poetry-50+ page workbook and PowerPoint presentation

No prep worksheets and teaching resources on Poetry. I love poetry but tried to make this an easy breezy set to use to teach and learn the basics of different poetry forms. This includes a PowerPoint presentation that follows the work sheets loosely. There are various types of printable worksheets and Classroom Posters, Lesson Plans are included for each type of poem to help make teaching poetry in your classroom fun, enjoyable and easy! no prep. Haiku: Alliteration Acrostic Couplet Color Poems Diamante Cinquain Free Form Quatrain Enjoy!
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"A Memory" by Ted Hughes poetry analysisQuick View

"A Memory" by Ted Hughes poetry analysis

Worksheet with vocabulary and questions to help students think through Ted Hughes' "A Memory", with chart to fill in using the "TPCASTT" method AS Level English Literature Cambridge exam
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Valentine Day Research and Poetry Mini Unit.Quick View

Valentine Day Research and Poetry Mini Unit.

This is a Valentine’s Day mini unit. I have designed this unit to highlight that Valentine’s Day does not exclusively mean the love between male and female. It is a “Love” celebration and there are numerous types of love. I have tried to include a variety of activities that will engage the students. I have “gone over the top” using colour and decoration, could be classified as gaudy. The students are asked to source information on the history of the holiday; St Valentine’s Day customs celebrated in various countries; great love stories from history; write Valentine’s Day Card poetry; construct a simple origami Valentine Holder and use the templates to make their own cards.
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STAAR 7th Grade Reading Review: PoetryQuick View

STAAR 7th Grade Reading Review: Poetry

Are your students ready for the STAAR test? Help them review graphical elements, poetic technique, and more with the aid of this resource. A PowerPoint is included to guide them through note-taking, a practice poem, and independent review. This resource includes: A 25-slide PowerPoint to lead students through visual note-taking and the guided practice poem. It details how to create the visual notes, what to look for in the poem, shows possible answers for the analysis sheet, and explains answers for the comprehension questions. Two different templates for visual note-taking (great for students who were absent or who need differentiation) STARS: A poem for guided practice which includes graphical elements and poetic techniques. An analysis page for “STARS” Comprehension questions for “STARS”, using question stems from the 7th grade STAAR Reading test. WHY NOT ME?: A poem for independent practice which includes graphical elements and poetic techniques. Pre-reading Vocabulary: An activity for “Why Not Me?” which allows students practice with context clues, matching definitions, and visualizing vocabulary. An analysis page for “WHY NOT ME? ” Comprehension questions for “WHY NOT ME?”, using question stems from the 7th grade STAAR Reading test. **Teaching times will vary with the fluency and academic levels of your class. My ESL Newcomers (mainly beginning-low intermediate level) took one day to complete the visual notes; one day to read through “STARS” , discuss unfamiliar vocabulary, and identify the graphical and poetic elements; then a third day to complete the analysis sheet as a group (they did the summary square alone with sentence stems) and comprehension questions. It took them an additional two 50-minute periods to complete the independent practice activities.
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Spring Poetry Figurative Language Writing WorkshopQuick View

Spring Poetry Figurative Language Writing Workshop

This is a weeklong poetry writer’s workshop. It is designed to be taught over 5 – 7 days, building upon the writing skills from the previous day. It reinforces the year’s writing lessons with the plan of creating enthusiastic, young poets by the end of the week, with beautiful poetry. The activities are fully differentiated and applied through mixed ability, collaborative group work, independent word work and arts and craft to inspire and develop the children’s creative writing skills. It is targeted for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
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Poetry Elements - Poetry Vocabulary Matching Cards Game (A Version of Old Maid)Quick View

Poetry Elements - Poetry Vocabulary Matching Cards Game (A Version of Old Maid)

This game is a Language Arts version of the game "Old Maid". The game is designed for 2 or more players, but also one person can just play matching the cards. Vocabulary included: -Poet -Personification -Figurative language -Metaphor -Simile -Line -Stanza -Alliteration -Hyperbole -Poem -Speaker -Symbolism -Imagery (Sensory Language) -Rhyme -Rhythm -Refrain -Theme -Free Verse -Onomatopoeia -Meter The students will play while they learn about elements of POETRY. If you want the students to record their answers a student recording sheet is included. The game has a total of 41 cards with poetry vocabulary and definitions. The activity contains: - Game instructions. - 20 vocabulary poetry cards. - 20 definitions cards. - 1 lonely quill card - Answer key. - Student recording sheet. --------------------------------------------- You might also be interested in:
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