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86 resources with the concept poetic devices

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A Positive Response to a “Deferred Dream”

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Langston Hughes' "Harlem" launches a study of how to respond positively when a personal dream is deferred. After a careful analysis of the poem, class members consider the various ways people can respond to difficult situations and how...
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Using Video to Create Setting and Mood

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Writers have long used words, the sound of words, and the images created by their words to describe the setting and establish the mood of their stories. To gain a more in depth understanding of how settings can be used to develop a...
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Strategies for Analyzing Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While it may be true that roses are red and violets are blue, not every adolescent poem must begin with those lines. The lesson plan provides strategies for teaching poetry analysis, helping learners improve their own poetry writing....
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Poetic Devices

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have everything you need to know about the elements of poetry with a nine-page handout. Split into four categories—word sounds, meanings, arrangement, and imagery—budding poets may reference terms, read definitions, descriptions, and...
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Early American Poets

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The poems of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson are the focus of a unit that asks readers to consider how an artist's life and changes in society influences his or her work. After careful study of Whitman's and Dickinson's perspectives on...
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Onomatopoeia

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Drip drop goes the raindrop. Quack quack goes the duck. What other words have sounds? Reinforce the concept of onomatopoeia in a worksheet in which young poets identify animal sounds and items that make a given sound.
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Dragon Alliterations

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
You don't have to slay the dragon in this activity. Young writers review poetic devices with a set of worksheets about alliteration and similes. Once they finish waxing poetic about their dragon friends, they craft a final acrostic poem.
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Alliteration Worksheet

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Alliteration and imagery are two vital parts of any well-written poem. Encourage your young poets to include these devices with a set of activities designed to get them thinking, writing, and creating.
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Adding Alliteration to Poetry

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Alliteration can make the language of a poem flow. Add adjectives to several blanks in two poems to form alliterative phrases.
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Alliteration: It’s a Zany Zoo!

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Elephants eat and cheetahs chase in this zany zoo! Kids survey a list of ten animals before adding in an adjective and verb for each to form an alliterative phrase or sentence.
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Warm Up to Alliteration!

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
How can you tell if a sentence has alliteration? Use a short worksheet to help kids identify examples of alliteration, complete sentences to create alliteration, and use nouns to write their own alliterative sentences.
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Adventures with Alliteration! - Nouns

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Create poetry with a worksheet based on alliterative phrases. After reviewing ten nouns, kids add an adjective to each based on the first letter of the noun. They then rewrite five sentences to involve more alliteration.
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Alliteration Animals

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Bees buzz, dogs dig, lion laze, and snakes slither! Use alliteration to create sentences about four different animals. 
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Alliteration Game

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Practice alliteration with a fun game! Kids match names to a best friend's name, and add something they both like. 
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Adventures with Alliteration! - Verbs

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Work with wonderful words within a well-written worksheet! Kids match alliterative verbs to fifteen names in order to get alliterative phrases.  
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Adventures with Alliteration! - Adjectives

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Have hearty humor with a handy, helpful handout! Kids work on their alliteration skills with a figurative language worksheet that focuses on alliterative adjectives and phrases. After kids add nouns to ten adjectives, they create five...
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Poetic Devices Finder

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Track the poetic elements in any text with a guided reading instructional activity. Kids note examples of consonance, alliteration, onomatopoeia, repetition, rhyme, and rhythm when reading a poem or story, and provide a short explanation...
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On Turning Ten

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
"At four I was an Arabian wizard...but now I am mostly at the window, watching the late afternoon light." Pupils read a moving piece by award-winning American poet Billy Collins about youth and growing up, and then respond to a series...
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"I am as..." Similar Similes Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
As brave as a scarecrow, as silly as a book? What will your youngsters compare themselves to? Here is a creative and fun way to explore the world of similes that your class members will definitely enjoy!
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Teach your class a thing or two about figurative language with this straightforward presentation. The presentation defines figurative language as well as various types of figurative language, such as metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia,...
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Short Poems Are Scary!

For Teachers K - 5th
What do all those chairs and pencils do in the classroom once everyone leaves? Allow imaginations to run wild with frighteningly short poems!
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Writing Organizers

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Eight graphic organizers to choose from? That's right! Each of these organizers relates to writing or reading. From narrowing a writing topic, to responding to literature, to planning a writing project, you'll find many purposes for...
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Analyze Each Section of a Poem and Restate in Your Own Words

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Combine a poetry lesson with a restating and summary lesson. After a short review on imagery and other poetic devices, a helpful video encourages young readers to identify and acknowledge what they understand about a difficult poem. By...
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Introduction to Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 10th
What makes a poem a poem? Give your class a basic understanding of some of the different aspects of poetry by showing them a slide show of poetic devices and elements. The presentation is quite long, so you might split it up into a few...