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Weaving the Threads: Integrating Poetry Annotation and Web Technology

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Weaving the Threads: Integrating Poetry Annotation and Web Technology

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

Nancy Patterson

Nancy Patterson

Grand Rapids, Michigan


National Council of Teachers of English


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

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Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 21

Today is World Poetry Day.

Students read and respond to Billy Collins' poem "Introduction to Poetry." Students then write about a favorite poem and imagine the perfect way to read it.


Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 5

Today is Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko's birthday.

Students revive elements of the oral tradition by writing about something funny that happened to them recently, sharing with classmates, and discussing the changes that occur during the retelling of the stories.


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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