Giving poetry for Shel Silverstein's birthday
Celebrate Shel Silverstein’s birthday (Sept. 25th) and his impact on poetry by traveling to “where the sidewalk ends” and finding the “Missing Pieces” of your poetry unit.
I love teaching poetry and this includes the poems that are included in all my resources and many more! This resource is just a list of poems from various poets.
Rhyme in Poetry Practice Sheet. This poetry worksheet defines rhyme and then lets students actively identify the rhymes in ten silly sentences. There are more than one rhyming pair in the sentences, and rhyming word endings are not always spelled the same, so students have to look carefully.
Improve writing by showing students how to use quotation marks in dialogue correctly. Explains split quotations, capitalization, commas, question marks, exclamation points, and periods. CCSS L 3.2c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.2b.
This interactive CC aligned poetry unit is designed to turn middle school students on to poetry. It is fun, creative, and challenging. Each section is student graded, which really cuts down on teacher paperwork.
Poetry Comics is an ongoing series designed to provide teachers with fun and useful ways to teach students about poetry. The format is simple: each section features a classic poem and focuses on a specific skill - all in a fun and lively comic form.
What would William Carlos Williams -- and other Imagists -- think of "Twitterature," a quirky, new form of micropoetry and flash fiction told in 140 characters or less? This is one of several questions I want students to consider as they strive to create powerful images, emotional pieces, and more works of short literature in this project.
The 10th Member of the Dodecahedron Family Has Arrived! POETRY! Student will be exposed to 7 forms of poetry (Couplet, Quatrain, Cinquain, Acrostic, Found, Haiku, and Shape/Concrete) PLUS do a mini-autobiography on a favorite poet.
Why Poetry All Year? Children LOVE writing poetry! It is less taxing for their hands and more demanding on their creativity and brains. Writing poetry is “critical thinking” at its best!
A PowerPoint to introduce patterns in poetry; including pyramid poems; Haiku and Tanka. Activities for students to complete.
A detailed comic-style A3 poster/placemat I made to help pupils with approaching unseen poetry. Probably most useful for KS4, but would be helpful for older and younger learners as well.