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    Hands-On Poetry Activities - great ideas for both reluctant writers and natural poets.

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    alliteration activity for poetry

    I do this at the beginning of the year. the kids love it and its a great getting to know you writing sample! End of the Year Activity *Freebies*

    "I Map" - from Jeff Anderson's Mechanically Inclined.......beginning of the year activity.....get to know you activity

    Grades 6-8: Poetry Workshop | Celebrate National Poetry Month with these poetry lesson plans.

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    Pop Music Poetry

    100 Ways to Say "Good" Poster – WriteAtHome Posters


    Use Magazine or Newspaper Scraps for Creating "Chance" Poems - More on blog: Hands-on Poetry Activities

    He went to the store ... He moseyed ... He hightailed it ... He hastened ... He beelined ... 250 ways to say went. #writingtips:

    Good writing avoids bland adjectives like good. This poster helps young writers find more specific and vivid alternatives. An excellent tool for building vocabu

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    FREEBIE! Marker Mania activity, kids color code parts of speech in sentences. Markers make everything more fun!

    Why Writers Write anchor chart

    The Polar Express sequencing and other activities

    Close reading with poetry- great example for poetry reading in a more Common Core way! (includes freebies!)

    Closure activity: 3-2-1

    Love this idea to celebrate writers towards the end of the year. I would have 2 in the spotlight in Grade 1. Writer of the week spotlight.

    Centers activities