Sunday, 1 April 2012

Everything Poetry

April is National Poetry Month so I thought I would have my first blog post of the month all about poetry. I LOVE teaching poetry in my class especially with the older grades because they are very creative and are not always reliant on templates to fill in the blank. I am kind of sad that this year I won't be able to use my Complete Poetry Unit in my class because I am teaching Grade 3/4 with mostly grade 3s and the unit is geared towards intermediate and middle school grades. This won't stop me from sharing it with you all though : )

Below you will see the list of what is in the unit, pictures of the final products some of my students completed, as well as 2 FREE puzzles from the unit !!!!

The unit comes with  the following:
*the unit outline
*poetry booklet outline
*poetry booklet marking sheet
*3 page (11 question) poetry quiz
*word search
* Crossword Puzzle with answer key
*Activity sheet for 9 poetry types and 5 poetic devices
*poetry types: tanka, haiku, acrostic, limerick, clerihew, couplet,cinquain, 

diamante 1, diamante 2
*poetic devices: onomatopoeia, alliteration, hyperbole, simile,metaphor

Click on the picture to get your FREE poetry word search and crossword puzzle! Answer keys are included : )

Here is also a list of websites that have great resources for poetry.
Giggle Poetry 
Fizzy, Funny, Fuzzy Poetry For Kids
Poetry Teachers
Shel Silverstein's Website 

Here are a few of Pinterest Boards which are dedicated to Poetry as well.

If you have other websites or products you love for poetry please share as a comment. I always love to find new resources to add to my collection

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