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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
    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.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Poetry on the Screen
    Find practical suggestions for using technology to enhance the love of poetry.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 11
    Veterans Day is celebrated in the United States today.
    Students write biographical poems about a soldier.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Wartime Poetry: Working With Similes
    Students analyze a photograph, brainstorm words to describe the characters' senses and feelings, work in pairs to describe a character's experience, and create a poem using their ideas and similes.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 20
    Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was published in 1974.
    Students are introduced to a Silverstein verse and asked for their impressions. They then draw that they imagine when they read one of his lines and then write a line or two to continue the passage.