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Lesson Planet: Types of Poetry Teacher Resources

Founded by educators for educators, Lesson Planet is passionate about creating and delivering innovative digital tools and quality educational resources to help personalize student learning and inspire great…  learn more

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TeacherVision: Poetry Lessons & Worksheets: Gallery of Activities (Grades 3-5)

Poetry is an ideal way to help students with fluency and to appreciate the beauty of words. Use these activities to help your poets create and flourish.  learn more

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Read, Write, Think: Teaching Poetry in High School

Albert Somers offers teachers a vast compendium of resources for teaching poetry in a highly accessible format.  Every lesson plan on ReadWriteThinkTM has been aligned not only to…  learn more

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The Friendly Teacher: TEACHING POETRY IN 3RD GRADE

Students have heard about poems before, but they may not know all the elements or types. What you will do to introduce this concept is tell the students…  learn more

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Types of Poetry – Teaching Poems to Kids

Types of poetry teach kids about the expressive side of writing. When you include a variety of genres, you can also hit different literature and language skills. My…  learn more

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Free Poetry Worksheet Bundle Is Perfect for Your Poetry Unit

Learning to read, appreciate, and write poetry can be such a joyful experience in the classroom. But that last one is probably the trickiest. To help you out,…  learn more

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Read Write Think: Poetry

Here at ReadWriteThink, our mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering…  learn more

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FOUR WAYS AI CAN HELP TEACH POETRY

April is National Poetry Month. Wondering how teachers can use AI-powered text and art tools to teach poetry? I’ve explored a few ways, and in addition to crafting poetry…  learn more

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National Poetry Month Themed Packet for Elementary

April is National Poetry Month! This themed packet was designed for elementary students, and includes a variety of activities including a close-reading graphic organizer, an exercise focused on…  learn more

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Poets.org Material for Teachers

Materials for Teachers Find poems for kids and teens, lesson plans, essays, and more. Lesson Plans by Theme  learn more

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SurfnetKids: Types of Poetry Resources

Poetic form refers to rules followed by different types of poems. The rules may describe the rhythm of the poem, the length of a poem, its rhyming scheme,…  learn more

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Glossary of Poetry Terms

Infoplease is a reference and learning site, combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records. Our…  learn more

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Poetry Writing Lessons for Kids

There are many different ways to write poems as well as lots of techniques you can learn to help you improve your writing skill. Here are many of…  learn more

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Comparing and Contrasting Poetry Lesson Plans

This three-day lesson digs deeper into poetic and literary critical thinking by having students read grade-level lexiled texts while annotating, extracting important/core evidence, identifying and analyzing thematic platforms…  learn more

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Poetry Out Loud: Lesson Plans

Poetry Out Loud is not intended to replace classroom activities like creative writing. In fact, the two naturally complement each other. For that reason, we have created a…  learn more

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Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song

This lesson pairs a magazine article about the Edmund Fitzgerald shipwreck in 1975 with the Gordon Lightfoot song, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” After comparing and contrasting the elements of…  learn more

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30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month in the Classroom

Poets.org is produced by the Academy of American Poets, a nonprofit charitable organization. The site was launched in 1996, becoming the first online resource for poems, poets' biographies,…  learn more

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39 Delightful Winter Poems for Kids of All Ages

The days are shorter, cooler, and darker, and there’s a chill in the air. As we settle into these cold-weather months, there are many ways to warm our…  learn more

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National Poetry Month April 2024

Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month is a special occasion that celebrates poets’ integral role in our culture and that poetry…  learn more

FIVE LESSON PLAN IDEAS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

April is National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate the beauty, power, and creativity of poetry in our classrooms. Engage your students in the magic of verse with…  learn more

25 Robert Frost Poems (Free Printables)

Say the name Robert Frost and you can practically hear trees swaying and snow falling. Robert Frost (1874-1963) is best known for his poems about nature that meditate…  learn more

20 Langston Hughes Poems Everyone Should Read (Free Printables)

Poet Langston Hughes (1901-1967) was one of the most influential voices of the Harlem Renaissance. This movement brought national (and international) attention to the voices of Black artists, writers, and musicians.…  learn more

25 Famous Walt Whitman Poems (Free Printables)

Walter Whitman Jr., better known as Walt Whitman, is considered one of the most influential American poets in history. He was also an essayist and journalist, and his…  learn more

47 Beautiful and Inspiring Spring Poems

There’s something truly magical about springtime. Flowers bloom and birds sing as the world wakes from its winter slumber. Poetry captures that invigorating feeling, allowing us to share…  learn more

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34 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School

It can be hard to know which poems will spur your middle and high schoolers into deep, meaningful discussion and which will leave them yawning! So we asked…  learn more

4 Ways to Explore Poetry on Earth Day

Connecting National Poetry Month and Earth Day can be fun, engaging, and inspiring for high school students. This Earth Day, try infusing environmental advocacy with poetry, which can…  learn more

40 Eclectic Poetry Books for Kids in Grades Pre-K Through 12

Sharing poetry in the classroom can spark so many awesome class conversations, whether you’re tackling required standards, celebrating National Poetry Month in April, or just enjoying poetry as…  learn more

Poetry Writing ISN’T Just for April

Poetry reading and writing should NOT be brought to the attention of our students only in April.  Poetry has so many positive uses in the classroom and it…  learn more

58 Captivating Haiku Examples for Kids (and Adults!)

Written in a 5/7/5 syllable count, traditional Japanese haiku are three-line poems that date back to the 13th century. Often incorporating images from nature, haiku became a direct…  learn more

TeacherVision: Inaugural Poetry

Objectives Students will read and respond to poetry. Students will learn about the history of inaugural poetry. Students will discuss poetic devices.  learn more

60 Beautiful Earth Day Poems for Kids of All Ages

Dating back to the beginnings of the environmental movement in 1970, Earth Day is an annual reminder to treat our amazing planet with love, respect, and kindness. As…  learn more

The Library Voice: It's Time for the April Choice Boards

Friends, it's April this week and time for Our April Choice Board!  In April, celebrate Poetry Month, Earth Day, and the Total Lunar Eclipse on April 8th.  You will find Our…  learn more

Poetry Appreciation: Free Lesson Plans, Activities and Resources

April is Poetry Month and William Shakespeare's Birthday is April 23rd. Use this curated collection of free poetry lessons to engage preK-12 students in expressing their feelings during--or momentarily escaping…  learn more

Elements of Poetry

In this interactive lesson, discover how literary techniques like figurative language, imagery, and symbolism contribute to the overall meaning of a poem. Explore how a poet establishes and…  learn more