How to Write a Repetition Poem

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A repetition poem is the focus of a lesson that challenges scholars to compose an original piece. To add meaning to their poem, authors choose words to repeat at the start of most lines.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • As a class, draft an example poem together—go through the writing process, brainstorming ideas, and thinking out loud
  • If a holiday is coming up, encourage pupils to write a themed poem about that special day
  • Visit the poetry section of your school's library, invite learners to search for repetition poems and share them with their peers 
Classroom Considerations
  • Participants should be familiar with the general writing process of a poem 
  • Although the plan is written for learners to follow, a teacher can lead it inside a classroom 
  • Provides several examples 
  • Kid-friendly language makes the plan easy to follow 
  • Sections are separated by a bold title  
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