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  1. Classroom Resources | Grade   9  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Harlem Renaissance Retrospective: Connecting Art, Music, Dance, and Poetry
    Students research, evaluate, and synthesize information about the Harlem Renaissance from varied resources, create an exhibit, and highlight connections across disciplines (i.e., art, music, and poetry) using a Venn diagram.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Choosing One Word: Summarizing Shel Silverstein's "Sick"
    Students select what they believe to be the most important word in a text that they have read and justify their choice using examples from the text.
  3. 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.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Composing Cinquain Poems: A Quick-Writing Activity
    Students use themed graphic organizers to compose cinquain poems on topics common in the early elementary classroom.
  5. 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.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Getting the Knack: 20 Poetry Writing Exercises
    Dunning and Stafford, both widely known poets and educators, offer this delightful manual of exercises for beginning poets.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Is a Sentence a Poem?
    Students use their own poetry to analyze syntax, imagery, and meaning in a one-sentence poem by a canonical author to decide what makes it a poem.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Judith Ortiz Cofer in the Classroom: A Woman in Front of the Sun
    Carol Jago offers ways to teach the works of Judith Ortiz Cofer in the high school English classroom.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Many Years Later: Responding to Gwendolyn Brooks' "We Real Cool"
    Students analyze the Gwendolyn Brooks' poem "We Real Cool" and then write about how the character's pool hall days might influence who the character becomes fifty years in the future.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Poetry from Prose
    Working in small groups, students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.

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