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"The Perfect Poetry Lesson: How My Teacher Brought Poems to Life" - by Ian McMillan in THE GUARDIAN

A woman and a child walk in the snow on a cold winter morning in Lausanne

Poetry Slams and Lesson Plans: Poetry slams can lead your students beyond a focus on rhyme and meter and into the emotional pull of poetry.

Language Arts: Poetry Slams and Lesson Plans- Poetry slams can lead your students beyond a focus on rhyme and meter and into the emotional pull of poetry.

What Does the Fox Say an Onomatopoeia Activity This three day lesson focuses on Onomatopoeias in Poetry Using Ylvis poplar song.   This is includes a teacher note guide with links to support the lesson  An onomatopoeia vocab poster  Two worksheets for the students to complete

What Does the Fox Say an Onomatopoeia Activity This three day lesson focuses on Onomatopoeias in Poetry Using Ylvis poplar song. This is includes a teacher note guide with links to support the lesson, 2 worksheets, etc.

Teaching blackout poetry - 8th grade poetry block. If I ever for some reason teach upper grades I will do this.

Over Christmas break, I received a message from a high school graduate, urging me to check out the poetry of Tyler Knott. He writes a variety of poems, but I found myself drawn to his blackout poet.

Selfie poem - take a selfie and the poem is about what they are proud of

Embracing technology: this idea is for students to take a selfie and then write a poem on what they're proud of in themselves. Nice way to start a school year for students who may think they don't like poetry.

The Best Part of Me: Positive Self-Image Poetry | Scholastic.com

The Best Part of Me: Positive Self-Image Poetry - Could use this for a small group activity on self-concept

Reinforce Alliteration, discuss poetry and create a beautiful work of art! Great cross-curricular lesson plan from Creative Curriculum.

add this to that ice cream lesson plan Reinforce Alliteration, discuss poetry and create a beautiful work of art! Great cross-curricular lesson plan from Creative Curriculum.

"To kick off our unit, I partnered kids up and gave them each a poetry book and a sticky note. They had to come up with at least 3 things they noticed about poetry on the sticky note. Of course every group noticed that poetry can rhyme! But I got a lot of additional great answers which were later compiled into the chart" ~My Life as a 3rd Grade Teacher

partner kids up and give them each a poetry book and a sticky note. Have them come up with at least 3 things they notice about poetry on the sticky note. later compiled into the chart

Poetry Lesson... This would be a GREAT way for students to display a poem they have written - these would be beautiful hung on a poet-tree!

This would be a GREAT way for students to display a poem they have written - these would be beautiful hung on a Christmas poet-tree! (Also, several VISITING TEACHING ideas with this post.