A ready to use lesson plan that presents teaching and learning resources on poem writing.

After completing this lesson, the students will be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge of poetry structures, elements, and forms.
  • Develop students’ abilities to understand a poetic response to the world they inhabit, both from the point of view of a poet and from their own experience.
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of poetry in writing.

This download includes:

  • Vocabulary Overview - Poetry, Poem
  • Real Life Application and Cross-Curriculum Links - Science, Math, Social Studies
  • Flipped Lesson Part - Videos
  • Success Criteria - Poem Writing Checklist
  • Lesson Starter: Matching the poem types with their meanings.
  • Poetry Structures
  • Poetry Elements
  • Poetry Forms
  • Tips to Write a Poem
    Collaborative Tasks:
  • Pair-Share: Identifying the poem types.
  • Think-Write: Writing Ode and Tanka poems.
  • Write-Share: Writing a 7-line, diamond-shaped poem (Diamante) poem.
    Mini-Plenary: 2 Online Exercises
    Assessment Rubrics
    Differentiated Tasks: Demonstrating the skill of poetry in writing.
    Extensions: Write a HAIKU poem evoking images of the natural world.
    Plenary: Answering multiple choice questions on poem writing.
    Home Learning:
  • Writing poems as suggested.
  • Writing poems as directed.
  • Writing poems based on situations.
  • Writing poems based on prompts.
    Common Core Standards: ELA-Literacy-Writing - 6-8.2b/3d
    Skills: Social and Cognitive

Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom:

  • To challenge early finishers
  • For effective tutoring
  • As ESL stations and sub tubs
  • As holiday work and homework
  • For small group collaborations
  • For an end of unit assessments
  • For reinforcement and enrichment
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Created: Jun 18, 2017

Updated: Mar 9, 2019

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