Elementary School Poetry lesson plans and activities

Resources and ideas for Poetry, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter PoemsPowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

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Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took. There is also quite a few poems I have written using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop.I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality.Please check my other resources out here...https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt

By dave_orritt

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William Blake's 'London' Power and Conflict Poetry

William Blake's 'London' Power and Conflict Poetry

This PowerPoint presentation takes students on a journey through the contextual elements of the poem, Blake's life and how he came to create a poetic critique of 18th Century London. This lesson also talks students through the French Revolution, and how Blake alludes to this throughout his poem - allowing the students to create a broad range of contextual paragraphs in relation to the language used throughout the poem. As well as allowing students to focus on context, this presentation also breaks down the language used in particular stanzas in the poem, providing students with in depth annotations, whilst modeling to them which sections of language to look at, and how to break language down and apply this to detailed paragraphs. Suitable for both KS3 and KS4 poetry lessons - pitched to mid ability students, so the lesson is able to be differentiated both up and down in terms of ability.

By 051091

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Ben and Me - (Reed Novel Studies)

Ben and Me - (Reed Novel Studies)

'Ben and Me' is a complete 65 page novel study guide. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Before You Read, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); Activities. The novel study includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: setting, literary devices, research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing assignments, character studies, parts of speech, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, crossword and word search puzzles, studies in conflict, constructing a storyboard and sequence chart. It also contains a complete Answer Key.Many Links with the Common Core Standards (U.S.)You may wish to check out Island of the Blue Dolphins – a free offering on Teachers Pay Teachers done by the author in the same format as this novel study.The writer of this novel study has had more than 60 curriculum units published. These are available in such outlets as Chapters and Staples and most stores for teachers.

By reednovelstudies

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OCR Love and Relationships

OCR Love and Relationships

8 lessons on poems with 1 lesson on writing poetry analysis1) A Song2) An Arundel Tomb (2 lessons)3) Bright Star4) Fin de Fete5) In Paris with You6) Love and Friendship7) Warming Her Pearls8) Writing poetry analysis

By michaelamess

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson (and bingo)

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson (and bingo)

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing LessonTaking advantage of the new movie release, this light lesson focuses on the show, not tell, technique in descriptive writing.The complete lesson includes:• Sentence improvement starter• Plot slide of Beauty and the Beast• Trailer clips• Lesson objectives• Show not tell technique explained + video clip• Additional writing tips• Two images for students to describe and relate back to the class• Beauty and the Beast bingo plenary, with 30 individual bingo cards and caller’s cardAn easy, but engaging lesson students should enjoy – especially fans of Beauty and the Beast!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Youtube trailer of Beauty and the Beast, Cooltext.com, myfreebingo.com, IMDB and Wikipedia)

By EngageinEnglish

Peace At Last

Peace At Last

A 2 week unit plan for teaching Peace At Last. Children are actively involved in learning with re-telling the story, sequencing pictures and a pyjama day! Activities are differentiated and the plan is adaptable to suit the needs of your children.

By jotaylor01

Easter Fill-er-in-er-er

Easter Fill-er-in-er-er

This is another of my units of ‘Fill-er-in-er-ers’ which are 10 enjoyable and informative lessons. The series is about different subjects and learning experiences. There are 10 activities that can be used in a variety of ways, as a unit of work over a week or so, individual homework or class lesson, some can be group activities and the series can be used as extension activities…or in any way you like. This is a poetry ‘filler’ which includes:Easter MessagesOriginal Poetry AppreciationDylan Thomas PortraitsClerihew PoetryDiamantesThan-bauk PoemsEzra Pound CoupletsHaiku Poetry

By marliv

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Relationship poetry - edexcel 9-1

Relationship poetry - edexcel 9-1

The bundle contains power points and worksheets on Manhunt / Neutral Tones / My Last Duchess / Comparison techniques / How to deal with context.Brilliant for revision or intervention sessions

By mrsotto

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Cross Curricular Creative Project: Science, English and ICT

Cross Curricular Creative Project: Science, English and ICT

This is a set of lessons, resources, homework and schemes of work targeted at cross curricular links between Science, English and ICT for KS3 pupil. The theme is “Your Favourite Movie” and the pupils are to build a portfolio of graded activities to create their project.It was designed to fit the timetable for my school where the year 7 and 8’s had a creative curriculum day once a week with three teachers assigned; one Science, English and ICT. The pupils would then take a lead on how they would manage their time over a term. They would select from a range of activities each week, themed to each subject, and would allocate themselves for the day. All these activities would then build up to their “Creative Diploma” for that term. It worked by building a project from their 6 best activities from a selection of 9. This obviously may not fit your timetable model but could easily be adapted to be run over a much longer period of time as cross curricular after school clubs of summer holiday projects etc.Each activity is built up from many smaller tasks leading to a grade for that piece of work using level ladders. All tasks are written and presentable straight to the pupils with clear guidance, instructions, tasks, questions, homework and level ladders. The level ladders are based around now, next, further and advanced so not grade or level based but easily editable to fit your school model.Activities range from building circuits, podcasts, web design, writing scripts, costume design, cameras and lenses, the behaviour of light and filters and theme songs. Each individual activity linked back to their “Favourite Movie” concept building a solid link between these three subjects.A fun and practical way to cover a huge variety of subjects and topics from within these three specific curriculums.

By rwhawell

Romeo and Juliet (a triangle puzzle)

Romeo and Juliet (a triangle puzzle)

In this co-operative review activity, students who have studied ROMEO AND JULIET are asked to match the text on the edges of sixteen triangles to reconstitute the following quotes:Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name.A plague o’ both your houses. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.Parting is such sweet sorrow.Young baggage, disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday, or never after look me in the face.For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone till Holy Church incorporate two in one.A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life…Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man. Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast. Your lady mother is coming to your chamber: the day is broke; be wary…O true apothecary, thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.Tempt not a desperate manMy only love sprung from my only hate!Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?O happy dagger, this is thy sheath. There rust and let me die.For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

By Carlav

Poetical Journeys - Lesson 4

Poetical Journeys - Lesson 4

This workbook is intended to be given to a KS3 class in order to work through a series of lessons focusing on the theme of 'journeys'. The poems covered in this scheme are: from Old English, 'The Wanderer'; from Middle English, 'The General Prologue'; from Shakespeare, 'All the World's a Stage'; and, finally, De La Mare's, 'The Listeners' This resource is Lesson #4 and focuses in on the use of nouns and verbs in The Wanderer - and encourages some more focused analysis from the studentsI will be bundling all of the lessons together into one big booklet - this is certainly how I have delivered the unit to my own class - but I know some people prefer to consider individual resources: hence listing it separately here.I have been delivering this to my able Year 7 class - but I would imagine it would slot in at various stages of the KS3 curriculum.You may also like:End of Term Quiz #2Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Info SheetUltimate Gillian Clarke Bundle

By Robert_Frost

Poetical Journeys - Lesson 3

Poetical Journeys - Lesson 3

This workbook is intended to be given to a KS3 class in order to work through a series of lessons focusing on the theme of 'journeys'. The poems covered in this scheme are: from Old English, 'The Wanderer'; from Middle English, 'The General Prologue'; from Shakespeare, 'All the World's a Stage'; and, finally, De La Mare's, 'The Listeners' This resource is Lesson #3 and begins to get students to write analytically. It focuses upon what was read in the previous lesson on The Wanderer.I will be bundling all of the lessons together into one big booklet - this is certainly how I have delivered the unit to my own class - but I know some people prefer to consider individual resources: hence listing it separately here.I have been delivering this to my able Year 7 class - but I would imagine it would slot in at various stages of the KS3 curriculum.You may also like:End of Term Quiz #2Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Info SheetUltimate Gillian Clarke Bundle

By Robert_Frost

AQA power and conflict 9-1 Sample assessment 4 new specification specimen exam question The Emigree

AQA power and conflict 9-1 Sample assessment 4 new specification specimen exam question The Emigree

With very few sample assessment materials provided by the exam boards I have created my own. They have been made to look exactly like the assessments that students will sit n the real 9-1 examinations and are phrased in the same ways too. This paper uses The Emigree as the printed poem. The student responses can then be marked using the relevant mark scheme for Power and conflict poetry.

By LukeCrawford

AQA power and conflict 9-1 Sample assessment 5 new spec specimen exam question War Photographer

AQA power and conflict 9-1 Sample assessment 5 new spec specimen exam question War Photographer

With very few sample assessment materials provided by the exam boards I have created my own. They have been made to look exactly like the assessments that students will sit n the real 9-1 examinations and are phrased in the same ways too. This paper uses War photographer as the printed poem. The student responses can then be marked using the relevant mark scheme for Power and conflict poetry.

By LukeCrawford

Poetry Scheme of Work: Clarke, Path, Duffy, Armitage, Williams

Poetry Scheme of Work: Clarke, Path, Duffy, Armitage, Williams

A slightly different, more interesting take on poetry! Designed for top-set year 9 - could be used for KS4. Poems:I wanna be yours by John Cooper Clarke/ Daddy by Sylvia Plath/ Education For Leisure by Carol Ann Duffy/ Kid by Simon Armitage/ This is just to say... by William Carlos WilliamsPer poem, there is:A clip of the poet readingA set 'method' for initial, independent analysisContextual information - lots of clips here!Questions to guide them in annotatingA challenge section dedicated to applying a particular literary theory to the poemAn assessment question with a peer/self-assessment tableAlso, there's a bit of theory at the beginning on poetry in general, a final assessment task, homework ideas dotted throughout, and an end-of-unit student voice/ review task.If you're after a video-clip-heavy lesson or two, the section on Education for Leisure has a small documentary on the Columbine Massacre. It also has a small section on applying theories about Existentialism to the poem which I think has quite a cool clip from Kill Bill to help explain it.

By annaefitz93

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War Poetry Unit

War Poetry Unit

Some of the better lessons I created for a year 9 War Poetry SOW. They are visual, many contain clips and are all fully differentiated (including LOs).

By jdgardner

Real Life Mystery Writing

Real Life Mystery Writing

A 13 slide PowerPoint lesson aiding students in writing mystery stories. With key mystery writing vocabulary and success criteria as well as examples of famous 'real-life' mysteries for students to discuss, this is an engaging lesson for KS3 or can be easily amended for other abilities!

By MissCResources

Hamlet (a triangle puzzle)

Hamlet (a triangle puzzle)

In this co-operative review activity, students who have studied Hamlet are asked to match the text on the edges of sixteen triangles to reconstitute the following quotes:- This above all: to thine own self be true.- There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. - Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.- I must be cruel only to be kind.- To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream . . . - There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.- Brevity is the soul of wit. - I must be cruel only to be kind; thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.- Get thee to a nunnery. - The lady doth protest too much, methinks. - O that this too too solid flesh would melt …- Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!- When sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions.- Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.- What a piece of work is a man!- One may smile and smile and be a villain. - Happy in that we are not overhappy; on Fortune's cap we are not the very button.- Neither a borrower nor a lender be: for loan oft loses both itself and friend.

By Carlav