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Letter Poem Creator

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Letter Poem Creator

Grades 3 – 12
Interactive Type Writing Poetry
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Letter poems are a particularly apt medium for exploring a defining characteristic of poetry-line breaks. As students work to transform narrative-style letters (shown at left) into poetic format, they are encouraged to think carefully about where to end each line. Using the Letter Poem Creator, students engage with the medium of letters and experiment with writing them as poems, with attention to why the lines are broken, where they are broken, and how line breaks affect rhythm, sound, meaning, and appearance.

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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Letter Poems Deliver: Experimenting with Line Breaks in Poetry Writing

Students explore letter poems and experiment with writing letters as poems, using the placement of line breaks to enhance rhythm, sound, meaning, and appearance.

 

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Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Talking Poetry with Blabberize

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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.