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Teacher Resources by Grade
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Theme Poems: Writing Extraordinary Poems About Ordinary Objects
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 60-minute sessions|
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Grades 1 – 3 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students write theme poems in a flash using the picture book Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham and the online, interactive Theme Poems tool.
Grades 4 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students will be motivated to share their poetry through an online tool the features recording and animation.
Grades K – 5 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry
Formerly known as Shape Poems, this online tool allows elementary students to write poems in various shapes.
Grades 3 – 6 | Calendar Activity |  April 18
Students select a poem and create a Stapleless Book using the interactive tool.
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 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.