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  1. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Cold Plums and the Old Men in the Water: Let Children Read and Write "Great" Poetry
    The author of this article advocates using "great" poetry with children, and providing the link between the reading and writing of poetry.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Dancing Minds and Shouting Smiles: Teaching Personification Through Poetry
    Students learn about personification by reading and discussing poems and then brainstorm nouns and verbs to create personification in their own poems.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide
    Depend on the Text! How to Create Text-Dependent Questions
    Teachers need to create text-dependent questions to elicit close reading. When answering these questions, students learn to reread and think deeply about the text.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Discovering a Passion for Poetry With Langston Hughes
    Through a study of Langston Hughes' poetry, students connect his writing to his place in history.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide
    Get Close to Think Deeply: Creating Primary-Level Close Readings
    Close readings allow primary students to engage with complex texts. Through repeated reading, students build a deep understanding of the text and critical thinking skills.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 4
    In 1928, Maya Angelou was born.
    After hearing Maya Angelou's poem, "On the Pulse of Morning," students infer information about the speaker and her feelings about America and reflect on how one's life and experiences can influence one's writing.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    I've Got the Literacy Blues
    Students will be singing the blues in this lesson in which they identify themes from "The Gift of the Magi" and write and present blues poetry based on those themes.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Latino Poetry Blog: Blogging as a Forum for Open Discussion
    In this lesson, students use blogs to hold discussions about the effect of the factors of culture, history, and environment on Latino poetry.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Lonely as a Cloud: Using Poetry to Understand Similes
    Students identify similes in poetry and gain experience in using similes as a poetic device in their own work.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Poetry: A Feast to Form Fluent Readers
    Students improve their reading fluency by selecting a poem online to perform in class.

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