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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    An Introduction to Beowulf: Language and Poetics
    Students are introduced to Old English and the poetic devices of alliteration, kenning, and compounding in preparation for reading the epic poem Beowulf.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Poem of Possibilities: Thinking about the Future
    After reading John Updike's "Ex-Basketball Player," students write poems describing themselves five years in the future. The teacher takes the poems and mails them to students in five years.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Race With Grace: Sports Poetry in Motion
    In this lesson, athletics, aesthetics, and poetics intersect in new ways as developing literacy learners experiment together with the forms of language.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Building Classroom Community Through the Exploration of Acrostic Poetry
    What do your students think about each other? Find out as you teach them the concepts of acrostic poems and challenge them to write an uplifting acrostic about a classmate.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Childhood Remembrances: Life and Art Intersect in Nikki Giovanni's "Nikki-Rosa"
    Students explore what Carol Jago calls the place "where life and art intersect" by reading Nikki Giovanni's poem, "Nikki-Rosa," and then writing about childhood memories of their own.
  6. 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.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Color of Silence: Sensory Imagery in Pat Mora's Poem "Echoes"
    Pat Mora's poem "Echoes" demonstrates that our senses are powerful tools for literary analysis and comprehension as students use their senses to discover new ways to read and write.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Color Poems—Using the Five Senses to Guide Prewriting
    Students use their five senses as a prewriting tool to guide their poetry writing as they compose free-form poems using imagery to describe a color.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Composing Cinquain Poems with Basic Parts of Speech
    Reinforce student understanding of parts of speech through the analysis of sample cinquain poems followed by the creation of original cinquains.
  10. 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.

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