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Astronomy Poetry: Combining Poetry With the Content Areas

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Approximately three weeks, depending on the unit of study
Lesson Author

Che-Mai Gray

Marysville, Washington


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives






Index cards for reflection

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Printing Press

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Printing Press

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.


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1. Refer to the Astronomy Poems Booklist or check your school library for various poetry books that incorporate the content area topic you are teaching.

2. Create your own Forms of Poetry handout (see sample) based on the forms your students have been studying. This lesson is not a time to teach new forms of poetry, but to apply what students already know.

3. Bookmark the ReadWriteThink Printing Press tool on school computers to assist students in creating their poetry books. Ensure that the program is running and printing properly. (If you experience difficulty, make sure that computers have the most recent version of the Flash plug-in, which can be downloaded for free from the ReadWriteThink Site Tools page.)

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