These 8 Figurative Language Posters are a great way for you to introduce different types of figurative language and can also be displayed in the classroom and used as a reference for your students. There is a poster for each type of figurative language including similes, idioms, metaphors, hyperbole, alliterations, personifications, and onomatopoeia, as well as a title poster that says Figurative Language. Also included in my Figurative Language Unit for 4th/5th grades! (TpT Resource)
How to Teach Poetry Step by Step outlines an entire poetry unit for upper elementary students from beginning to end. This webinar recording is included in Laura Candler's Poetry Unit Bundle. Teaching Poetry is easy when you have the right tools!
If poetry is taught the right way, students should be cheering at the thought of a Poetry Workshop day. This blog post outlines the "why" of Poetry Workshop along with tips and tricks that I have picked up to make any poetry unit a raging success in your middle school classroom.
Here are some fun, interactive, and creative poetry activities by Bespoke ELA to get your students hooked on poetry. This list includes 5 creative writing poetry activities as well as 5 unique poetry analysis strategies. These are great activities for introducing a poetry unit and are great ideas to integrate into poetry anthologies!