Sixth Grade Poetry

This Sixth Grade Poetry unit also includes:

Study some of the most prominent poets and works of poetry in history with a language arts poetry unit. From Virgil to Shakespeare to Dickinson to Angelou, the resources present biographies and examples of poetic elements to the sixth grade writers in your class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use parts of the unit that connect to your curriculum, or use the packet as your poetic analysis unit
  • Include the poems and questions in your reading quizzes and quarterly assessments
  • Add to a homework packet for learners to complete over a week
Classroom Considerations
  • Does not include any of the poems; however, most of the poems in the lesson are famous, you should be able to locate them without any problems
  • Designed for sixth grade, but helpful for older and younger learners as well
  • Focuses on a variety of skills and poetry for learners of all levels
  • Includes biographies for each poet in the packet
  • Provides links to additional materials
  • None of the referenced poems are included in the resource