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Poetry Power Printables

For Students 3rd - 7th
A collection of lessons calls kids to craft clever creations. Each of the 10 resources focuses on a single poetry form and includes an explanation of the form, rules to use when writing the form, and examples. Poems and poetry planning...
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Writing Couplets

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Sometimes, getting started is the hardest part; but that is not the case with this poetry worksheet that asks scholars to read through a list of rhyming pars, choose three, and use them to write a couplet poem. 
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Couplet

For Students 3rd - 7th
This, the fourth in a series of ten poetry writing activities, asks young poets to craft couplets.
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Couplets and Giving Poems

For Students 5th - 6th
For this poetry writing worksheet, students complete four pages pertaining to poetry reading and writing. Students learn to write a rhyming couplet by following the five directed steps. Students then learn to write a "giving poem" by...
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Lu Shih — The Couplets of T’ang

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Writing poetry in ancient China was the modern equivalent of sending a greeting card. Scholars learn about the ancient Chinese poetic form called the lu shih. They read about the context of poetry during the T'ang Dynasty and complete a...
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Dr. Seuss and the Rhyming Couplet

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Dr. Seuss worksheet, students read an excerpt from the book Horton Hears a Who and fill in the last line of the couplet based off the rhyming word in line 1. Students also find the vocabulary definitions for 4 different words. 
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Teaching Shakespeare: Sonnet 73

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
It's that time of year to consider how Shakespeare selects his images and structures his Sonnet 73 to develop the meaning of the poem. Class members examine the rhyme scheme, the indented lines, the conceit, and the images used in each...
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Halloween Couplets

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the writing of couplets. They work with a partner to write their own Halloween couplet. Students compile the couplets into a book that will be shared with others.
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The Language of Shakespeare

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Words, words, words! Any reader of Shakespeare needs to know these words. Tragedy, tragic flaw, sonnet, quatrain, couplet, and meter are all defined in a short, text-heavy presentation. Alas, poor (teacher), few examples are given.
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Spelling 6:Review Spelling and Rhyming Words

For Students 4th
For this spelling review worksheet, intended for home use, 4th graders copy twenty words from the given and create original rhyming couplets.
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The Couplet

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students create the sounds of a thunderstorm with a symphony of body percussion to compose a couplet about rain using Microsoft word to publish. They are introduced to rhyming dictionaries and thesauruses and use Internet sources for...
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Sounds and Sense: Forms of Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 8th
How many different types of rhyme can you think of? This PowerPoint includes five different types, as well as six other poetry terms to learn. Each word has its own slide and is paired with a definition and example. Since all of the...
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Scanning Worksheet: Latin

For Students 8th - 9th
Introduce your Latin class to meter and the metrical pattern of an elegiac couplet. Have your learners practice identifying the syllables open to resolution in the two exercises provided. Answers are not included, but there is a helpful...
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More Spelling Patterns

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Pass the time...creating rhymes! Writers connect rhyming words  with -ough in them, writing them as rhyming pairs. Next, they put their poetic skills to the test by applying the words in rhyming couplets. There is an example here and...
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Literary Terms

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Seriously, 93 slides of literary terms? Yes, and well worth the time, although perhaps not all at once. The beauty here is in the concise, easy-to-understand definitions for such well-known terms as imagery and personification, as well...
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Poetry to the Core

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine several examples of poetry in the six lessons of this unit. The lessons focus on five poetic forms, couplets, quatrains, limericks, Haiku, and free verse.
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Poetry: The Most Compact Form of Literature

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Introducing or need to review literary devices and terms for a study of poetry? Though text heavy, the explanations and examples of key poetic devices will provide learners with the vocabulary they need to discuss and craft poems.
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Shakespearean Sonnet Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Stanzas, quatrains, couplets. Rhyme scheme, iambic pentameter, volta. Class members conclude their study of Shakespearian sonnets with a project designed to demonstrate their understanding of the key elements of this fixed form of...
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The Sonnet: Renaissance Representative

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners compose couplets, quatrains, and sonnets after learning about Italian and English sonnets. In this sonnets lesson plan, students read sonnets, analyze them, connect them to the Renaissance and present times, and then write their...
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I Spy Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify and interpret the rhythm and form of the I Spy poem. They then integrate art, music, literature, technology, and writing with poetry. Students also write their own poem based on the picture they printed from the I Spy...
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Shakespeare's Sonnets 29 & 130

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Use the ideas here for a Valentine's Day activity (or anytime you study sonnets) with your 11th graders. Demonstrate how to analyze a love poem by conducting a think aloud about Shakespeare's Sonnet 29. Then small groups analyze Sonnet...
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"Forms" of Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Poetry isn't all sonnets and rhyming couplets! Introduce your class to three fun types of poetry: shape poems, acrostic poems, and diamante poems. Each type is explained, and an example is provided. Challenge your class to write one in...
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Types of Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce a class of creative writers to multiple types of poetry with this visual funfest. It efficiently discusses the different forms of poetry, and provides examples of the meter and rhyme schemes of limericks, haiku, sonnets, Ezra...
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Gallery Walk

For Teachers 3rd
After reading Mowgli's Brothers, each third grader will choose an animal and write a poetry, in couplet form, for that animal. Then, they complete a black-line drawing of their animal. Consider having learners post both of their finished...

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