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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Lonely as a Cloud: Using Poetry to Understand Similes
|Grades||4 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four or five 60-minute sessions|
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 14
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
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
Students read examples of traditional Scottish ballads and use this information to write and perform their own ballads.
Grades 3 – 8 | Professional Library | Journal
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
Find practical suggestions for using technology to enhance the love of poetry.