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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 1, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Free Verse Inside Out and Back Again Poems

For Teachers 8th Standards
The third and final unit in Module 1 asks students to craft two research-based, free verse, narrative poems that capture the experiences of refugees from a specific culture. Poets draw inspiration from their reading of Thanhha Lai's...
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Walt Whitman Packet

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Walt Whitman's Song of Myself is the anchor text for a series of worksheets that model for young scholars how to become active readers. Questions require text-based as well as analytical responses.
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Walt Whitman: From Song of Myself

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a resource that models how to read and analyze a poem? Check out this packet that uses sections of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" to demonstrate how to paraphrase, note literary elements, and identify the poet's inferences.
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Whitman and the American ‘Romantic’ Nature

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils read a short biography of Walt Whitman and a portion of Whitman's epic poem "Song of Myself." Readers then respond to a series of comprehension questions.
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How to Start a Poetry Journal

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Practice makes proficient! Using a journal of their choice, authors organize pages, then begin their writing journey of on-going writing practice in which they compose all poetic forms including diamante, limerick, free verse, and more!
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How to Write a Free Verse Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Budding poets compose an original free verse poem. Encouraged to use personification and alliteration, scholars read over three tips and examples then try their hand at drafting a poem of their own style.  
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Rosa Parks: The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Class members listen to a passage on Rosa Parks, examine images of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and respond to questions based on the text. They then craft a free-verse poem that recounts her achievements and reveals why she is considered...
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Lesson 16: Perform and Inform

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
It's showtime! After an ample amount of preparation, scholars perform their final dance based on a phrase or word of their original free-verse poem. Following the performance, class members discuss their thoughts and feelings regarding...
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Lesson 15: Revise Words In Motion! Dances and TRAIL Marker #3

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Dancers revise their dances based on their peers' feedback and rehearse their final product. A poetry lesson provides scholars the opportunity to reflect in written format before discussing the project with their peers. 
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Lesson 13: Select Music For Words In Motion! Dances And Continue Choreography

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars visit their poetry groups in order to continue selecting music and creating choreography for their interpretive dance. Dances are designed to reflect a strong word or phrase found in writers' original free-verse poems. 
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Lesson 11: Students Revise Free-Verse Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Using a rubric, young writers work in small groups to revise their first drafts of a free-verse poem. After a productive discussion, poets compose their final draft.  
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Lesson 10: Students Write Free-Verse Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After an invigorating interpretive dance, young poets compose their first draft of a free-verse poem. Peers share their drafts and reference a rubric in order to provide feedback. 
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Lesson 9: Students Brainstorm Individual Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Budding poets brainstorm ideas for writing a free-verse poem. Once their topic has been established, writers list expressive words and phrases they can use to evoke emotion and paint a picture in the mind's eye. 
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Lesson 8: Groups Create Dances Using Prosody; TRAIL Marker #2

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Groups create dances to showcase one phrase from a free-verse poem. Scholars reflect on their learning experience using an assessment in which class members respond to questions and share their feelings with their peers. 
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Lesson 7: Students Work Independently To Explore Words and Phrases In Poems Using Dance and Prosody

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Interpretive dance and prosody is the focus of a lesson designed to encourage movement and poetry analysis. Independently and in small groups, poetry enthusiasts explore a variety of free-verse poems, discuss specific words and phrases...
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Lesson 6: Read "Clothesline" By Ralph Fletcher; Explore Words and Phrases Through Mirror Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The five senses are the focus of a lesson designed to explore feelings that a poem evokes through a variety of words and phrases. After a read-aloud and grand conversation, scholars dance to the free-verse poem "Clothesline" by Ralph...
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Lesson 5: Create Dances With Prosody For “Sparklers;” TRAIL Marker #1

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After a brain dance to warm up gross motor skills, small groups create and present a dance that showcases the free-verse poem "Sparklers" by Mark Vinz. The lesson closes with a progress monitoring system designed to assess comprehension...
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Lesson 4: Instruct On Prosody; Explore Words and Phrases In Sparklers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Introduce the importance of prosody with a lesson that spotlights the free-verse poem "Sparklers" by Mark Vinz. Poetry enthusiasts begin with a discussion about using feeling and expression. They then take part in a vocal exercise that...
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Lesson 3: Read Sparklers By Mark Vinz And Instruct On Dance Concepts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Poetry enthusiasts read the poem, Sparklers by Mark Vinz, discuss their feelings after hearing it, and create an interpretive dance based on the emotions it provoked. 
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Lesson 2: Explore Words And Phrases In Dragonfly And Instruct On The Dance Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Encourage pupils to get up and move! A lesson showcases the free-verse poem "Dragonfly" by Georgia Heard, and challenges scholars to express feelings through interpretive dance. 
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Lesson 1: Introduce The Unit And Read Dragonfly, By Georgia Heard

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After being introduced to a 16-lesson unit, budding poets take part in a grand conversation and interpret a reading of the free-verse poem "Dragonfly" by Georgia Heard. Small groups work together to create and perform a dance that...
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Free Verse

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Free verse poetry is often regarded as poetry without structure, but in reality, it is a poetic form that adheres to its own poet's thought and breath patterns. Delve into the rules and famous examples of free-verse poetry with a short...
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Free Verse Poetry Rubric

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Follow poetry instruction with a four-category rubric designed to guide budding poets' writing of free verse poetry. 
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Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Budding poets create two acrostic poems, one for their name and another using a word of their choice. Over the course of five days, scholars compose, revise, publish, and share their work with their peers.