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Found Poems/Parallel Poems

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Found Poems/Parallel Poems

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Patricia Schulze

Yankton, South Dakota

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

 

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MOBILE APPS

Grades   3 – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 4

Richard Wright was born in 1908.

Students read an appropriate excerpt from Black Boy, discuss the incident in which Richard gets into trouble, and write found poems.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Getting the Knack: 20 Poetry Writing Exercises

Dunning and Stafford, both widely known poets and educators, offer this delightful manual of exercises for beginning poets.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Finding Poetry in Pleasure Reading

After reading a book or magazine, children and teens can choose a section and transform it into what’s known as a “found poem.”

 

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