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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Composing Cinquain Poems: A Quick-Writing Activity
|Grades||1 – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||One 60-minute session|
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 1 – 4 | Calendar Activity |  February 16
After reading two complementary Reading Rainbow selections, students compare the selections using the Venn Diagram and write a comparison essay.
Grades 1 – 9 | Calendar Activity |  April 20
Students write original picture books based on their own aspirations and dreams and share with the class or with younger students.
Grades K – 8 | Professional Library | Journal
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.