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Compiling Poetry Collections and a Working Definition of Poetry

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Compiling Poetry Collections and a Working Definition of Poetry

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Eight 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Mary Osborne

Ozona, Florida

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Animate that Haiku!

Following the traditional form of the haiku, students publish their own haikus using Animoto, an online web tool to produce slideshows that blend text and music.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 5

In 1952, Paul Fleischman was born on this day.

Some of Fleishman's memories in his essay "My House of Voices" are shared with the class. Students then write a descriptive essay that gives a tour of the voices in their homes, school, etc.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 1

April is National Poetry Month!

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.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Joyful Noises: Creating Poems for Voices and Ears

This article discusses the efforts of a fifth-grade teacher and a visiting poet to rekindle students' sense of poetic passion and pleasure and describes how the authors introduced students to poems for two voices.

 

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection

Offers a conceptual framework for building language awareness through the reading of poetry, encouraging children to reflect on language in interesting and powerful ways. Provides an instructional model for constructing literature-based experiences in the classroom.

 

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