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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing Advice as an Introduction to Shakespeare
    Popular culture provides an introduction to Shakespeare's poetic devices in this lesson, which asks students to explore an excerpt from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan
    Choose, Select, Opt, or Settle: Exploring Word Choice in Poetry
    Students investigate the effects of word choice in Robert Frost's "Choose Something Like a Star" to construct a more sophisticated understanding of speaker, subject, and tone.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Compiling Poetry Collections and a Working Definition of Poetry
    This unit introduces students to a variety of poetic forms and elements, as they compile their own collections of poetry.
  4. 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.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Change through Allegory and Poetry
    Students read an example of allegory, review literary concepts, complete literary elements maps and plot diagrams, create a pictorial allegory, and write diamante poems related to the theme of change.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Phonic Generalizations in Chrysanthemum
    Students learn about word families by reading Kevin Henkes's book Chrysanthemum, identifying words with certain vowel pair endings, and reading words with similar endings.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Swish! Pow! Whack! Teaching Onomatopoeia Through Sports Poetry
    Students explore poetry about sports, looking closely at the use of onomatopoeia. After viewing a segment of a sporting event, students create their own onomatopoeic sports poems.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    The ABCs of Poetry
    Students examine a letter of the alphabet from all angles, creating image pools of original metaphors that they then turn into poems.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Walt Whitman as a Model Poet: "I Hear My School Singing"
    Students first analyze Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing," then use Whitman's poem as a model as they create their own list poems.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    What Am I? Teaching Poetry through Riddles
    Students explore figurative language in poetry by reading and writing riddle poems.