Here are some fun, interactive, and creative poetry activities by Bespoke ELA to get your students hooked on poetry. This list includes 5 creative writing poetry activities as well as 5 unique poetry analysis strategies. These are great activities for introducing a poetry unit and are great ideas to integrate into poetry anthologies!
If poetry is taught the right way, students should be cheering at the thought of a Poetry Workshop day. This blog post outlines the "why" of Poetry Workshop along with tips and tricks that I have picked up to make any poetry unit a raging success in your middle school classroom.
I love these FREE poetry templates! So easy to teach haiku, cinquain, and diamante. These were perfect for my writing center, and easy to make a quick bulletin board. The perfect addition to any poetry or writer's workshop.
How to Teach Poetry Step by Step outlines an entire poetry unit for upper elementary students from beginning to end. This webinar recording is included in Laura Candler's Poetry Unit Bundle. Teaching Poetry is easy when you have the right tools!
Poetry Elements Cards- Free!Do you need to teach poetry analysis? These cards are helpful for that skill! I use them when we are doing a poetry scavenger hunt....looking for all the elements in different poems. Kids enjoy it when you make it fun! Give them magnifying glasses so they can feel like they are officially on a hunt!The poetry elements cards are included in the Poetry Tests and Study Guides and again in the bundle.POETRY PRODUCTS:Poetry UnitPoetry PortfolioPoetry Using…