Poems coming home from school are a great resource for families. Learn the poem together and play around with altering it. Feed in facts - "I have a little reptile..", and your child's own knowledge - "I have a great big dog..."
Teaching poetry in the upper grades can seem like a difficult task, but this poetry unit will walk your students through 11 forms of poetry and and 8 elements of poetry. The end product is a complete book of original poems!
English Language Arts | Middle school ELA | High School English| April is National Poetry Month. Students will love their poetry writing pages and Poem in Your Pocket pennant. English teachers | poetry lessons to get students enthusiastic about haiku, acrostic, I am poems, and "My Selfie Poems." Get visual with the poetry organizers and templates for your students to kick start their creativity! ($)
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Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.
Looking for FREE informational texts, short stories, poems, or historical documents to integrate into your novel units? Use CommonLit's collection, organized by themes, to find and download hundreds of relevant short passages that will prompt college-level discussions in your classroom.