Poetry Month: Everything You Need
Teaching resources and ideas to help you read, write, and share poems.
Offers a lesson plan requiring students to write their own Haiku poetry based on past readings and research.
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Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
The author, Nikki Giovanni, was interviewed by Scholastic students in 2002.
Lesson Plans, Writing Activities
Suggests a lesson requiring students to identify elements of poetry in song lyrics and to replace those lines with their own examples of the...
Unit Plans, Writing Activities
Students study the basic elements of poetry through reading, listening to musical lyrics, writing poetry, and reading poetry aloud.
Articles, Book Lists
Delight your students with the rhythms and sounds in these perfect books for read-alouds.
Articles, Book Resources
Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
Use poetry to teach young children blends and digraphs. These activities from Scholastic Professional BooksÃ¢ÂeuroÂ™ 40 Wonderful Blend and...
Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Fun, ready-to-print poetry activities are the perfect tools to bring words to life. Use these reproducibles to teach new concepts, reinforce past...
To show the delight and fun that words can be, introduce your students to poetry.
Activities and Games, Lesson Plans
Describes a lesson that exposes students to nontraditional poetry by having them watch clips from a poetry slam video.
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Lesson Plans, Computer Lab Activities, Writing Activities, Book Resources
Applies art, literature, music, poetry, reading comprehension, and technology, to learning how to write poetry with various rhyme schemes.
In this learning activity students read about the process of creating a poem. Jean Marzollo offers tips for using rhythm, rhyme, and alliteration...
Lesson Plans, Book Resources
This beginning reader book offers young children the chance to explore poetry through Jack Prelutsky's humorous verse. Each poem in this...
Extension Activities, Book Resources
Related ideas and activities for Jack Prelutsky's poetry collection, My Parents Think I'm Sleeping.
List of books for teaching poetry and motivating poets. Includes classroom tips for using each book.
Books to help you teach haiku, poetry writing, and Japanese culture.
Articles, Writing Activities, Book Resources
Grades: 1–2, 3–5
Teacher created book list includes tips for classroom use.
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