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Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan
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.
Grade 9 | Lesson Plan
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.
Grades 11 – 12 | Lesson Plan
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.
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