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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.

Kenn Nesbitt’s Funny Poetry Playground

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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  1. I LOVE the Poem Tree for "Poe-tree"! I like teaching poetry too… it's a great way for students to really let their creativity run wild and have fun with language.

    Teacher Talk

    1. The Poem Tree came from a very creative student in my class last year. Everyone was in awe and some even wanted to redo their projects. I got some really cool ones but didn't get a chance to take pictures. One student made a basket of rocks and on the rocks the poems were written. Another student made a Smartboard presentation of their poetry assignment. I love the creativity this unit allows for. Along with this unit I also incorporated Tracee Orman's poetry activity using Katy Perry's Fireworks song!

    1. I am doing well thanks. I have been insanely busy with my Master's work so have been a little absent from everything. I only have 1 course this next semester so I should have more time.
      How are things with you?

  2. Oh,cinquain is one of my favorites, even in college πŸ™‚ It always works πŸ™‚ Love your blog, greetings from Croatia and good luck with your Master's degree!

  3. Found you through All Things Upper Elementary. My poetry unit is one of the favorite things I do all year! I love adding Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech. Thanks, Caitlin (www.the-room-mom.com)

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