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A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry

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A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Carolyn Wilhelm

Carolyn Wilhelm

Maple Grove, Minnesota


National Council of Teachers of English


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Danielle M

April 23, 2017

This lesson is so fun and engaging! I love how it is centered around the students making their own poem instead of just reading everything to them! What a great opportunity to have kids work together and express their own creativity! Thanks for sharing this lesson!


Linda Christensen

May 15, 2016

This looks like exactly what I have been looking for. I appreciate all your hard work. I am looking forward to trying this out this week in my classroom. I teach first grade. I am interested and excited to see how it goes. Thank you again.



October 09, 2010

This is a great lesson! In my class we found phrases from our favorite books that we had been reading during shared reading. My class loved writing and performing their poetry!



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