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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 1, Unit 2: "Letters to a Young Poet"

For Teachers 9th Standards
Through a close reading of excerpts from fiction (Black Swan Green) and nonfiction (Letters to a Young Poet), class members analyze how authors use specific words and figurative language to develop their central ideas. All eleven lessons...
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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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A Raisin in the Sun, Harlem, and the American Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Or does it explode? Study the dream deferred with a collection based on Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Complete with lessons, activities, and writing prompts, the collection provides ways to expand your unit on the American...
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Research a Poet and Explicate a Poem by that Poet

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders choose a poet to research and find a poem by that author to explicate/analyze using a variety of sources for their research that will include their textbooks, the school library, and the internet. After conducting...
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Getting to the Core: Early American Poets

For Teachers 11th Standards
How do poets convey emotion and represent their views of life? Pupils learn more about Whitman and Dickinson through the unit and analyze their bold reinvention of craft and style for poets to come. Looking at classic pieces such as...
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How do Poets Use Language?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Why do writers choose the language they do? Here's a resource that has the poet himself answer that very question. Joseph Coelho explains why he chose the words and images he used in his poem, "If All the World Were Paper."
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Poets Got Them Blues

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Contemplate what music learners listen to and why they listen. Can they find poetry within music lyrics? Specifically hone in on blues lyrics and ruminate upon the social issues prevalent in the themes. Particular song lyrics coincide...
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Writing to a Historical Poet

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Poetry is a very personal and introspective art form. Give your class the opportunity to understand how a poet's voice can speak to them on a personal level, and that every reader can respond to an author differently. After a poetic...
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Know Your Poets

For Students 4th - 10th
In this poets learning exercise, students read short poems and then choose the correct poet that wrote it. Students complete 6 multiple choice questions.
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Poems, Literary Devices and Poets Test

For Students 8th - 12th
In this poems, literary devices, and poets worksheet, students identify from a word bank the poem, literary device, or poet that is being described. Students complete 16 problems.
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Letters to Poets

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Add a strong poetry lesson to your literature unit. Middle and high schoolers investigate their writing voices with journaling and group discussion, then choose a famous poet to study. They write letters to their chosen poets, explaining...
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Dead Poets Society

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Do you march to the beat of your own drum? Scholars embark on a journey of individuality through a short video clip from the film Dead Poets Society. The sixth installment in a series of 17 character education activities examines the...
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Identifying and Interpreting a Poet's Voice

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Interpreting poetry can be difficult for even the most skilled readers. Use a video about voice in poetry to help your sixth graders analyze the ways that a poet's or speaker's voice can influence the meaning of the poem. Focusing on...
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Dead Poets Society: Supplement to Movie

For Students 9th - 12th
Here's the perfect resource for anyone viewing Peter Weir's Academy Award winning film, Dead Poets Society. Whether part of a classroom study, used in a homeschool situation, or for personal viewing, the nine-page packet is a must....
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Poets Puzzle

For Students 6th - 8th
For this word search worksheet, students search and find vocabulary words as they relate to famous poets. Words may be located forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally.
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Writing Letters to the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To celebrate National Poetry Month, young writers focus on the role letter writing has played in the development of poets. They begin by journaling three to five associations to a writing prompt that requires them to identify their...
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Reading Poems From the Academy of American Poets Chancellors

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Start a instructional activity on poetic voice with a peer to peer discussion on what characterizes the strength in the voice with which a writer chooses to express himself/herself. In pairs, readers are tasked with reading and creating...
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“Outsider” Poet Kay Ryan Goes from Poetry Club Reject to Poet Laureate

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
The cat might have got your tongue, but you can’t avoid the elephant in the room while you wait for the other shoe to drop. After all, the early bird gets the worm and the chickens are circling. After researching Poet Laureate Kay Ryan...
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Analyze How a Poet's Word Choices Contribute to the Poem's Overall Meaning

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Words carry baggage (denotation and connotation) that influence a reader's perception and response to a text. Analyzing how a poet's diction and syntax contribute to the meaning of a poem is the focus of a short video that examines Edna...
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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: What Makes a Poet Great?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Open the floor for a discussion about what poetry can offer to readers. Invite your class to discuss Robison Jeffers' poems "To the Stone-Cutters" and "Love the Wild Swan" as well as what poetry can provide in general. To close up your...
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Exploring Poetry and Poets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Combine the study of poetry and non-fiction texts with this complete and ready-to-use six-week unit. After reading numerous poems from local writers and compiling a personal anthology, high schoolers find and read a memoir or biography...
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Charles Baudelaire: Poète Maudit (The Cursed Poet)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After learning the main ideas of the Decadent movement, young scholars work in small groups to read and translate poems by the French poet Charles Baudelaire using basic etymology skills. They then read the accurate English translations...
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Poetry Portfolio

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Wrap up your poetry unit with a portfolio. This resource includes specific requirements for the presentation and content of a portfolio. Writers include examples of literary devices, write six original poems, and conduct a study of a...
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Writing Poetry Like Pros

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students name classic and contemporary American poets. They explain one poetry idea in classic or contemporary poem. They explain poetry idea at work in their own poems.

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