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Introduce your students to the wonderful world of poetry. Whether your students are reading or writing it, poetry will enrich your classroom experience! These resources cover important poetry terms, help with structure and formatting, holiday-themed activities, form poetry, literal and figurative language, sensory imagery, rhyming and free verse, and much more! Your students will discover a new appreciation for this form of literature after using these printable worksheets, lessons, and activities.

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    The Crossover Educator's Guide

    Download an educator's guide to the 2015 Newbery Medal-winning book The Crossover by Kwame Alexander... read more

    Caminar Educator's Guide

    Caminar, a novel in verse inspired by actual events during Guatemala's civil war, is the moving stor... read more

    Miss Emily Teacher's Guide

    The thematic and curriculum connections in this teacher's guide for Miss Emily are correlated with C... read more

    Leave Your Sleep Teacher's Guide

    Leave Your Sleep is a collection of classic children's poetry set to music by Natalie Merchant and i... read more

    Button Up! Poetry Worksheet

    Have fun while teaching kids about voice in poetry! In this poetry worksheet, students read six vers... read more

    Listening to Poems While Reading Along

    Choose one of Taylor Mali's poems to use in this poetry lesson plan. You will discuss how the poem c... read more

    The "I Remember" Poem

    Students use personal experience to write creatively in this poetry lesson plan. They'll think back ... read more

    Build a Better Metaphor

    In this poetry lesson plan, introduce (or re-familiarize) your students with metaphors. Then, encour... read more

    Answer to an Unasked Question

    Most poems are, on some level, the answer to a question that you might not have heard asked. In this... read more

    Poem from a List of Prompts

    Use one or all of the prompts in this poetry writing lesson plan. Students will produce original cre... read more

    TeacherVision Interviews Author Taylor Mali

    Taylor Mali, author of the viral poem "What Teachers Make," sat down with TeacherVision to talk abou... read more

    Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! Activity Kit

    April is National Poetry Month, but poems are fun year-round! Explore the world of poetry with activ... read more

    Top 10 Christmas Stories & Poems for Kids

    Celebrate Christmas in your classroom with some of the classic books and poems that honor the season... read more

    Splurch Academy Disruptive Poetry

    Can your students channel the writing skills of Cody Mack, the Poetic Genius at Splurch Academy, in ... read more

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