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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Cut up, Cover up, and Come Away with Ideas for Writing!
    Students rework their forgotten/abandoned drafts by cutting and covering up selected words. By creatively manipulating text, they explore portal writing, a strategy for envisioning a new story or story direction.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Nikki Giovanni's poem "The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr." is paired with Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, taking students on a quest through time to the Civil Rights movement.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 9  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Perspectives on Desegregation Using Brown Girl Dreaming
    Students read and discuss a selection of poems from Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming to explore varying views on the process of desegregation in America.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song
    Students compare the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with the song, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," then create their own poetry about a historical event.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Plot Structure: A Literary Elements Mini-Lesson
    Students learn that the plot structure described by Freytag's Pyramid is actually quite familiar as they diagram the plots of a familiar story, a television show, and a narrative poem.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Slipping, Sliding, Tumbling: Reinforcing Cause and Effect Through Diamante Poems
    Writing, revising, and publishing are just a few of the tasks students will complete in order to take their cause-and-effect diamante poems from an idea to a reality.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Songs of Our Lives: Using Lyrics to Write Stories
    Students learn about the life and music of John Lennon, write a short story from their lives integrating lyrics from some of their favorite songs, and create a class book of stories.
  8. 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.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Magnetism of Language: Parts of Speech, Poetry, and Word Play
    What wonderful ways words work! The parts of speech are the highlight of this lesson in which students identify parts of speech in a nonsensical poem and then create their own wild and wacky rhymes.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    What is Poetry? Contrasting Poetry and Prose
    Students often find poetry frustrating and meaningless. By helping students think critically about the differences between poetry and prose, this introduction sets the stage for different strategies for comprehending poetic texts.