This is an ABSOLUTE MUST for use in my classroom this year. i believe it will give students something to "start with" and will spur their thoughts into a myriad of avenues! ORIGINAL POST: PoetryUnit - Writing and Analyzing Poetry and Figurative Language
Free time Free Write - PARCC Standard - Writing - W.5.10 - 'Write routinely over shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.'
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!