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Poetry Units
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Read and Color
            Thrills On the Hills Poem and Activity Book


Very Quick Readers
     First a Poem For Kids, Now a Pledge to the Flag (Very Quick Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)


Short Readers
     Write a Headline Poem (Short Reader; Grade 2-3 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Autumn Theme Poem
     A Poem - by Jake
     Easter Poems (Grades 4-6)
     Write a Bio Poem (Grades 4-6)
     Write a Found Poem (Grades 4-8)
     You Can Write a Model of This Poem (Grade 5)
     Write a Portrait Poem (Grades 9-12)
     Write a Model of This Poem (Grades 9-12)


Reluctant Reader Books
     The Legend Behind the Poem (Grade 4-7)


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


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     Enchanted
     Jerry Spinelli: From Bat to Pencil
     The Courtship of Priscilla Mullins
(Grades 6-8)
     Henry David Thoreau
     Jean Craighead George: The Wonders of Nature
     Linda Sue Park: Family History Uncovered
     Marcel Proust
     Mata Hari, Exotic Spy?
     P. T. Barnum
     Phillis Wheatley

Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     A Card for Jen
     Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat
(Grades 3-5)
     They Also Serve...

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     English Sonnet
     Free Verse
     Life Poetry
     Quatrain
(Grades 1-2)
     Missing Dad
     Sensory Poetry
     The Homemade Band
     Whose Valentine?
(Grades 3-5)
     "Shikata Ga Nai" - That's Just the Way It Is, Part 2
     A Bit of Doggerel
     A Broken Heart
     Acrostic Poetry
     Andrew Clements
     Apology Poetry
     Barbara Robinson
     Black Literature Leaders
     Broad Stripes and Bright Stars ó Song for a Flag
     Christmas Symbols (nonfiction)
     Colonial Schools
     Couplets
     Have You Seen
     Introduction to Couplets
     Judith Viorst
     Kids Konnected
     Letters to Dr. Dinosaur
     Magazines and Cards
     Name Poetry
     Not a "Little" Writer
     Oh Say Can You See....and Sing: The National Anthem
     One Hundred Days of School Is Cool
     Otis the Rhyming Giant
     Pen Pal Poetry Party!
     People, People Everywhere
     Poetry Backwards
     Simile Poetry
     Talented Greek Architects
     The Beginning of Our National Anthem
     The Green-Eyed Monster
     The Rhyme Comes First - Backwards Poetry
     Valentine's Day
     Walter Dean Myers
     Where's Robbie?, Chapter 4
     You Can Write a Ballad
     You Can Write a Lune
     You Can Write a Rondeau
     You Can Write a Triolet
     You Can Write a Villanelle
     You Can Write Blank Verse
(Grades 6-8)
     A Dramatic Moment All to Yourself
     African Praise Poetry
     Alex Flinn
     Anglo-Saxon England
     Annie Wignall's Care Bags
     Barbara Robinson
     Beowulf
     Blank Verse - Donít Draw a Blank!
     Boccaccio
     Caroline Cowles Richards - Life in a Puritan Home
     Charlotte, Emily, and Anne: The Bronte Sisters
     Chivalry
     Cinquain
     Comforting, Cozy Quilts
     Diamante
     Enemies - Using poetry to express feelings about 9/11
     Figurative Language
     Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner
     From One Ol' Cat to Baseball
     Gladiators
     Graceful Greek Architecture
     Gwendolyn Brooks
     Haiku
     Hitler Youth and German Girls League
     Jackie O
     Jean Learns About National Symbols and Holidays
     John Christopher
     Let Freedom Ring: The Liberty Bell
     Lewis Carroll
     Limericks
     Lorenzo de'Medici
     Lucy Larcom - A Life of Change
     Mahabharata
     Mary Pickersgill and the Star-Spangled Banner
     Mood or Tone
     Mrs. Wesley: Learning about Immigration
     Native American Peace Pipes
     Onomatopoeia
     Parents Demand Schools!
     Paul Fleischman
     Paul Revere
     Pearl S. Buck
     Petrarch the Poet
     Phillis Wheatley- Childhood of a Poet
     Phillis Wheatley, America's First Black Poet
     Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
     Picture Poetry
     Pioneer African-American Writers
     Poetry - Rhyme, Rhythm, and More
     Poetry of the Renaissance
     Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
     Roger Lancelyn Green
     Senryu
     Sharon Draper
     Sherman Alexie, Jr.
     Strategies for Effective Reading - Before You Read
     Style
     Thanksgiving's Superhero: Sarah Hale
     The Iliad and the Odyssey, Part 1
     The Mystery of the Strand of Pearls, Part 1
     The Mystery of the Strand of Pearls, Part 2
     The Seven Years War
     The Valentine Scavenger Hunt
     Theme
     Troubadours and Minstrels
     Twisters - A Tornado on Your Tongue
     Uncle Remus Comes to Life
     Unicorns
     Valentine's Day Around the World
     Valentine's Day Traditions
     Walter Dean Myers: Urban Storyteller
     What is Hinduism?
     What Is Primitivism?
     What Is Scrapbooking?
     What Is Sikhism?
     William Wordsworth
     Women Authors
     Write a Haiku
     Write a Quinzaine
     Writing List Poetry
     Yearning to Breathe Free ó Immigration in the 1890s, Part 1
     Yearning to Breathe Free-Immigration in the 1890s, Pt. 1
(Grades 9-12)
     A Dream Come True: ICODA
     Classy Chinese Characters
     E. B. White
     Ernest Hemingway
     Flannery O'Connor
     Helen Hunt Jackson Writes for the Native Americans
     Hipparchus
     John Steinbeck
     Kate Chopin
     Kate Thompson
     Lorraine Hansberry
     Lune: the American Haiku
     Nikola Tesla
     Ray Bradbury
     Robert Cormier
     Saki
     Samuel Beckett
     Satellites
     Seamus Heaney
     Stephen Crane
     The "Beat" of a Different Drum - Rebels of the Nifty Fifties
     The Differences between Italian, Spenserian, and English Sonnets
     The History of Hinduism
     The Mughal Dynasty
     The Poetry Slam
     We Got Rhythm!
     William Shakespeare
     Write a Ballad
     Write a Rondeau
     Write a Rondeau
     Write a Triolet
     Write a Villanelle
     Write a Villanelle
     Write Backwards Poetry
     Write Blank Verse
     Write Free Verse

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Ancient Egypt - History
(Grades 3-5)
     "Fire Mountain"
     America the Beautiful
     Ireland - Traditions
     The Star-Spangled Banner
(Grades 6-8)
     Ancient Greece - Olympic Games
     Bolivia - Culture
     Bulgaria - Culture
     Chile - Culture: Pablo Neruda
     Nicaragua - Culture: El Nino Poeta
     Norway - History
     Uruguay - Culture: Horacio Quiroga
(Grades 9-12)
     Ancient Greece - History


Finish the Story
     The Young Poet (Grade 6-8)
     Groundhog Day Celebration (Grade 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     I'm Bored with School! (Grades 2-3)
     America's Best Explorer (Grades 2-5)
     We're Going Back to School (Grade 3)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Chang's Chinese New Year (Grade 3-4)
     Emma's Valentine's Day Mystery (Grade 3-4)
     NH is for New Hampshire (Grade 3-5)
     Showtime for Punxsutawney Phil (Grade 4-5)
     Animal Outlaws (Grade 4-6)
     IN is for Indiana (Grade 4-6)
     KS is for Kansas (Grade 4-6)
     The History of Pop Music (Grade 4-6)
     Famous Cemeteries Around the World (Grade 6-8)


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