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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Color PoemsUsing the Five Senses to Guide Prewriting
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 1
Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 19
Students study and write extended metaphors through the use of Pat Mora's book.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 3
Students investigate the website of a past Poet Laureate's project and use it as a model to celebrate poetry that appeals most to them.
Grades 6 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Dunning and Stafford, both widely known poets and educators, offer this delightful manual of exercises for beginning poets.