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Lonely as a Cloud: Using Poetry to Understand Similes

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Grades 4 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four or five 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Cranston

Lisa Cranston

Comber, Ontario

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Calendar Activities

Professional Library

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 14

Valentine's Day is today!

Students find examples of figurative language and write an original example of each device, illustrate, and share them with the class.

 

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.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 25

Poet Robert Burns was born in 1759.

Students read examples of traditional Scottish ballads and use this information to write and perform their own ballads.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Cold Plums and the Old Men in the Water: Let Children Read and Write "Great" Poetry

The author of this article advocates using "great" poetry with children, and providing the link between the reading and writing of poetry.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Poetry on the Screen

Find practical suggestions for using technology to enhance the love of poetry.

 

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