Teaching poetry in the upper grades can seem like a difficult task, but this poetry unit will walk your students through 11 forms of poetry and and 8 elements of poetry. The end product is a complete book of original poems! There posters and anchor charts
Spice up your poetry unit by hosting a Poetry Slam. Students will love engaging with poetry in this new way!This freebie includes a classroom-tested timeline, links to examples, and a worksheet to get your students analyzing.
The styles and word choices of poetry are significant because they provide the poem with a sense of meaning. Figurative language, sound patterns, and rhythm are all essential factors when writing poetry.
Pelagic: “She loved the sea. She liked the sharp salty smell of the air, and the vastness of the horizons bounded only by a vault of azure sky above. It made her feel small, but free as well. Martin, A Storm of Swords
traumasocialworker: “ I am a big advocate for the use of poetry therapy, and have found it to be a very useful tool for counseling. This particular poetic technique is called an “I Am” poem. The poem is a fill-in-the-blank exercise.