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Learn more Looking for ways to engage your students in online literacy learning? Find more interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals-from organizing their thoughts to learning about language. More Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Check out our collection of strategy guides to find effective literacy teaching and learning strategies to use in your classroom. More Home › Classroom Resources › Student Interactives Student Interactive Learning poetry's special characteristics can help students understand, appreciate, and compose poetry. Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources back to top Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity | April 1 April is National Poetry Month!

Diamante Poems. In this online tool, students can learn about and write diamante poems, which are diamond-shaped poems that use nouns, adjectives, and gerunds to describe either one central topic or two opposing topics (for example, night/day or winter/spring).

Diamante Poems

Examples of both kinds of diamante poems can be viewed online or printed out. Because diamante poems follow a specific format that uses nouns on the first and last lines, adjectives on the second and fourth lines, and gerunds in the third and fifth lines, this tool has numerous word-study applications. The tool provides definitions of the different parts of speech students use in composing the poems, reinforcing the connection between word study and writing.

It also includes prompts to write and revise poems, thus reinforcing elements of the writing process. Theme Poems. In this online tool, elementary students can write poems based on shapes from five different categories: Nature, School, Sports, Celebrations, and Shapes.

Theme Poems

Within these categories, 32 different shapes are included. By selecting a shape, students are learning how to focus their writing on a particular topic or theme. In addition, as part of the online tool, students are prompted to brainstorm, write, and revise their poems, thus reinforcing elements of the writing process. Students can save their draft poems to revise later. See the 5-minute video tutorial Saving Work With the Student Interactives for more information on have to save, e-mail, and open a file in any of the ReadWriteThink Student Interactives. For ideas of how to use this tool outside the classroom, see Theme Poems in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Dynamite Diamante Poetry Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry. Haiku Poem Interactive. Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version.

Haiku Poem Interactive

Learn more Looking for ways to engage your students in online literacy learning? Find more interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals-from organizing their thoughts to learning about language. More Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Check out our collection of strategy guides to find effective literacy teaching and learning strategies to use in your classroom.

Word Mover. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson How Big Are Martin’s Big Words?

Word Mover

Thinking Big about the Future Inspired by the book Martin’s Big Words, students explore information on Dr. King to think about his "big" words, then they write about their own "big" words and dreams. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Engaging Students in a Collaborative Exploration of the Gettysburg Address In small groups, students closely examine one sentence from the Gettysburg Address and create a multigenre project communicating what they have discovered about the meaning and significance of the text. Playing with Prepositions through Poetry Students play with and explore prepositions during a whole group reading of Ruth Heller’s Behind the Mask, and then by composing and publishing prepositional poems based on the book’s style. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson. Teachit Magnet.