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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 1, Unit 2: Esperanza's Story

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders dive into real-world concepts such as human rights, difficult life circumstances, immigration, and personal growth as they read the novel Esperanza Rising. They will compare and contrast characters, pen a two-voice poem,...
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Shape (Or Concrete) Poems

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Poetry comes in all shapes and sizes. Young writers pick a shape, select words and phrases that describe how the shape makes them feel, and create a shape poem. A raindrop example and step-by-step instructions give your budding poets a...
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How to Write a Concrete or “Shape” Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Writers compose an original shape poem. Scholars choose a subject to write about and create a visual representation by forming a corresponding picture using the poem's words.  
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Poetry Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Consisting of a thorough and straightforward list of poetry terminology, the first part of this presentation would be a good introduction to a poetry unit, or a review for an upcoming poetry project. The list of terms is quite extensive,...
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Forms of Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Beginning a poetry unit and need to review poetry forms? Ten forms are reviewed. For each, the purpose, subject and theme, tone, rhyme, rhythm, lines, and stanzas are described. Alas, no examples of these forms are included.
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Writing a Memorable Poem

For Students 7th - 12th
Nascent poets carefully examine a color photograph and then respond to a series of questions. Using these responses, they craft a poem prompted by the image. A link to powerful photos is included so the exercise can be repeated.
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Alliteration in Headline Poems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Poetry is everywhere you look! Create found poems using headlines from newspapers and magazines. Young poetry focus on creating alliterative phrases with words they find in headlines, tying their poems to a central theme.
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Concrete Poems

For Teachers 1st
First graders listen to several poems containing shapes as well as selected concrete poems. They brainstorm a list of their favorite things and then come up with ten words that relate to the top five things chosen by the students. They...
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Theme Poems: Using the Five Senses

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Introduce shape poems with help from the book Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham. Pupils discuss and describe what a shape poem is and how it is made prior to drafting an example poem. Once budding poets are ready, pupils compose...
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Poetry Coffeehouse

For Teachers K - 1st
This resource contains a vague plan for a poetry unit conducted at an elementary school during the month of February. Although this plan does not included detailed instructional strategies, this does outline a basic unit, some creative...
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Lesson: Paul Chan: Alternumeric Fonts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learning to analyze language, symbols, and codes is part of becoming a deep and critical thinker. Young analysts consider their ability to see hidden messages as they analyze the work of Paul Chan. There are two fully developed...
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Eloise Greenfield poem: "Harriet Tubman"

For Students 2nd - 3rd
A lively poem about the Underground Railroad conductor conveys facts about the hero of the title, and provides young readers with the chance to learn about poetic devices (stanza and rhyme scheme). Provides no concrete materials for...
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Everyone Can Write Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Embark on a journey of writing several different types of poetry. Fifth graders read several examples, and use the examples to model their own writing. Each poem is to be accompanied by a different art visual representation. In the end,...
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Tricks of the Trade A Collection of Concrete Poems-for writing concrete poems

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore concrete poetry. In this lesson about poetry, students read A Poke in the I, by Paul B. Janeczko, and are introduced to concrete poems. Students read several different kinds of concrete poems including single-word, and...
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Intro to Poetry

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore language arts by identifying writing forms. In this poetry lesson, students define a list of poetry vocabulary terms and discuss the purpose and history of the narrative, Haiku, concrete and Cinquain poems. Students...
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Creating Concrete Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of concrete poetry. They read and analyze examples of concrete poetry, discuss a handout, and compose an original poem in the form of a concrete poem.
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Theme Poem

For Students 2nd - 8th
Focus poetry by allowing young writers to select one of the themes included here. Class members choose a shape from five different categories and type in an original poem that goes along with their chosen theme.
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"To Make Use of Water" by Safia Elhillo

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can someone manipulate language to describe an essential resource such as water? Pupils consider the question with the second episode from season one of the There's a Poem for That playlist. Learners watch an animated version of the...
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The Poetry of Art: An Interdisciplinary Lesson in Art and Creative Writing

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners view a Mary Cassatt painting and answer observation and analysis questions to help them write poetry and prose about the work. As a follow-up activity, they go to an art museum and select a piece of art to which they respond...
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Concrete Poetry

For Teachers 1st
First graders use an illustration as the basis for poetry writing.  In this poetry writing lesson students make a list of words about their picture.  Students write poems about their pictures and put them on the computer. 
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Poems and Songs: Rivers and Ponds

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Young scholars explore songs and poems related to the animals, habitats, and activities on rivers and ponds. They listen to song clips, explore various websites, read poems and song lyrics, complete worksheets, and define key vocabulary...
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Structure of a poem

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students develop basic understanding of the structure of a poem.
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Poetry Analysis Sheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Tasking class members to analyze a poem can strike fear into the hearts of many learners. Here's a worksheet that takes the mystery out of the process by providing questions about what to look for in the text and to the devices poets use...
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Shelley's Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Challenge your class with these essay questions based on Percy Bysshe Shelley's poetry. This resource includes 3-8 short answer and essay questions for each of 9 different poems by Shelley. Pick and choose the poems you would like to...

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