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Poetry: A Write It Activity

This online six-step writing workshop helps students bring their work from idea to published poem.



Activity Type

  • Writing Activities

Scholastic’sPoetry: A WRITE IT Activity,” for high school students, incorporates interactive tutorials, exercises, publishing opportunities, message boards, and creative ideas — all meant to help students hone their skills through the poetry-writing process.

  • Brainstorm: These eight “poetry starters” will get students’ creative juices flowing. The exercises help students draw inspiration from art, from their lives, their peers, and from their surroundings.
  • Draft: These four tips and strategies help students get launched and keep them writing.
  • Review: Students learn to evaluate and improve their own work, as well as get – and give – meaningful feedback.
  • Revise: Students learn to “re-vision” their drafts, how to handle feedback from others, and a 12-point exercise that helps students approach their writing from new perspectives.
  • Polish: This list of ideas helps students improve their poems, including how to use alliteration, assonance, and meter to give it aural punch.
  • Publish: A unique opportunity for students to become published poets! Here, they submit their completed work to


  • Students can Chat with Fellow Writers to get feedback on their writing.

  • Students gets tips on how to Build Your Profile, showcasing their best work. Can be helpful when applying to college or even for a job.

  • A sample poem by Meredith, age 17, offers inspiration.


Susan Cheyney

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