Poetry Lessons & Activities: Gallery of Worksheets (Grades 6-8)

The study of poetry can lead your students to new levels of creativity and reading comprehension, while helping them to appreciate it as an art form.
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Updated on: September 11, 2007
Students become familiar with the different types of poetry.
Review these couplets written in iambic pentameter.

Use a teaching guide that helps students analyze the elements of poetry, their responses to the selection, and the craft of the genre.
In this activity, students will learn why some events anticipate other events. Then they will write a poem about a promise.
Students will learn about weathergrams in this poetry activity. They will then write their own weathergram.
In this computer activity, students read and discuss a poem, imagining what the world would be like if they were in charge. They practice their word processing skills while writing and typing their own poems.
In this computer activity, students review acrostic poems and compose their own poem on a PowerPoint slide. Then, they illustrate their work with clip art, WordArt, or digital images.
Read about Langston Hughes's achievements, and explore the related activities to learn more about this renowned poet.

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Children practice storytelling and write a narrative poem.

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