Lesson 11: Students Revise Free-Verse Poems

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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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • After pupils revise their poem, invite them to share with a peer to gain further revision ideas
  • Group learners heterogeneously; all levels work together to gather appropriate assistance and feedback 
  • Have a collection of poetry books available for early finishers to read when time permits
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson 11 of 16 in a unit all about free-verse poetry 
  • Requires copies for every class member taking part in the lesson 
Pros

  • The rubric is written in a scholar-friendly language 
  • Includes a dance that encourages movement and focus
Cons

  • None