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Poetry
Theme Unit

Read and Color
             Poetic Penelope Writes a Couplet
             Poetic Penelope Writes Acrostic Poetry
             Poetic Penelope Writes a Quatrain


Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     The Rhyme Comes First - Backwards Poetry (Hi/Lo Grades 3-4)
     You Can Write a Ballad (Hi/Lo Grade 4)
     You Can Write a Triolet (Hi/Lo Grade 4)
     You Can Write Blank Verse (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     You Can Write a Model of This Poem (Hi/Lo Grade 5)
     You Can Write a Villanelle (Hi/Lo Grade 5)
     You Can Write a Rondeau (Hi/Lo Grade 5)
     You Can Write a Lune (Hi/Lo Grade 5)
     Write a Haiku (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Short Readers
     Write a Headline Poem (Short Reader; Grades 2-3 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
Fiction
     Otis the Rhyming Giant (Grades 2-3)
     A Bit of Doggerel (Grades 3-4)

Non-Fiction
     Sensory Poetry (Grades 1-2)
     Name Poetry (Grades 2-3)
     Have You Seen (Grades 2-3)
     Introduction to Couplets (Grades 2-3)
     Poetry Backwards (Grades 2-3)
     Apology Poetry (Grades 2-4)
     Acrostic Poetry (Grades 3-4)
     Pen Pal Poetry Party! (Grades 3-4)
     Simile Poetry (Grades 3-4)
     Couplets (Grades 4-5)
     Quatrain (Grades 4-5)
     Write a Bio Poem (Grades 4-6)
     Write a Found Poem (Grades 4-8)
     African Praise Poetry (Grades 4-8)
     Writing List Poetry (Grades 4-8)
     Picture Poetry (Grades 5-6)
     Cinquain (Grades 5-6)
     Haiku (Grades 5-6)
     Senryu (Grades 5-6)
     Limericks (Grades 5-6)
     Write a Clerihew (Grades 5-6)
     Phillis Wheatley, America's First Black Poet (Grades 5-7)
     Diamante (Grades 6-7)
     Free Verse (Grades 6-8)
     Poetry - Rhyme, Rhythm, and More (Grades 6-8)
     Write a Quinzaine (Grades 6-10)
     We Got Rhythm! (Grades 7-8)
     English Sonnet (Grades 7-8)
     Life Poetry (Grades 7-8)
     Personification in Poetry (Grades 7-9)
     The Poetry Slam (Grades 9-12)
     The Differences between Italian, Spenserian, and English Sonnets (Grades 9-12)
     Sonnet Writing Made Easy (or Easier) (Grades 9-12)
     Write Free Verse (Grades 9-12)
     Write Backwards Poetry (Grades 9-12)
     Write Blank Verse (Grades 9-12)
     Write a Portrait Poem (Grades 9-12)
     Write a Model of This Poem (Grades 9-12)
     Write a Villanelle (Grades 9-12)
     Write a Ballad (Grades 9-12)
     Write a Rondeau (Grades 9-12)
     Lune: the American Haiku (Grades 9-12)
     Write a Triolet (Grades 9-12)

Spanish
     Introducción a los pareados (grades 2-3)


Finish the Story
     The Young Poet (Grades 6-8)


Poem Review Unit Tool

    Poetry Review (one poetry unit; grades 9-12)


Funda-blanks
     Family Poets (grades 2-3)
     Chicago Poet (grades 3-5)
     Beginning my Studies (grades 6-8)
     Last Answers (grades 6-12)


Book Units
    Love That Dog (Grades 3-5)
    The Aurora County All-Stars (Grades 4-7)
    Alice Through the Looking Glass (Grades 4-10)
    Alice in Wonderland (Grades 4-10)


Writing
Replying to Letters


Compare and Contrast
        Poem Traits: Compares two forms of poetry (Grades 5-6)

Poem Traits: Compares two forms of poetry (Grades 5-6)

Poem Traits: Compares two forms of poetry (Grades 5-6)

Poem Traits: Compares three forms of poetry (Grades 3-4)

Poetry Traits: Compare and contrast a haiku poem to a cinquain poem. (Grades 3-6)

Poet Traits: Compares two great poets (Grades 5-6)



Poem Units (grades 9-12)

     Individual Poems: Poetry Units - print poems and questions


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