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Poetry Plus! Creating 21st Century Poems with Web Tools

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Poetry Plus! Creating 21st Century Poems with Web Tools

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time Animoto digital poem creation = two 40-minute sessions
Poetry Slam = one 60-minute session
Skyping with poet(s) = one 3060-minute session (optional)
Lesson Author

Stephanie Laird, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instructional Technology


International Literacy Association



Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 3

United States Congress officially adopted the position of Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in 1985.

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.


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