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Episode 2 — Playful Poetry Books to Share

 

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Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

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Grades K – 5
Podcast Series Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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Duration 18:19
Original Air Date Published May 02, 2008
 

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Lesson Plans

Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Theme Poems: Using the Five Senses

Students write theme poems in a flash using the picture book Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham and the online, interactive Theme Poems tool.

 

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Student Interactives

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Acrostic Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.

 

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Calendar Activities

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 1

April is National Poetry Month!

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   5 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 17

William Carlos Williams was born in 1883.

Students write imitation poems, review grammatical structures, and use the ReadWriteThink Printing Press or Stapleless Book to publish their finished work.

 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   5 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Write a Gem of a Poem

Learn about diamante poems, and then consider the idea of cause and effect before working it into the diamante poem format.

 

Grades   K – 1  |  Activity & Project

Let’s Share a Story

Make reading fun and give a playdate a special twist by centering it on a popular children’s book.

 

Grades   2 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Poetic Memories of Summer

Use the sun-splashed days of summer to inspire children to write poetry. Interactive, online poetry tools guide them as they explore the writing process.

 

Grades   K – 3  |  Activity & Project

Summer Discoveries

Recapture exciting discoveries by writing poetry about summer adventures.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Write Theme Poems

Use shape and theme poems, or poems that look like the things they describe, as a fun way to introduce children to poetry.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Add Seasons to Rhyming Poems and Songs

Choose favorite rhyming songs or nursery rhymes then replace the rhyming words with seasonal themes.

 

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Games & Tools

Grades   3 – 12  |  Game & Tool

Diamante Poems

Diamante poems are poems where the longest line comes in the middle, creating a diamond-like shape. The Diamante Poems tool helps children write these patterned poems.

 

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