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Acrostic Poems

Acrostic Poems
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Vocabulary Solutions: A Mixture of Science, Conversation, and Writing In this lesson, students conduct a science experiment and later discuss the events of the lab during shared writing. Students explain the procedure in their own words and then revise to include content specific vocabulary. Grades 7 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM Students research engineering careers and create poetry to understand the vocabulary of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song Students compare the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with the song, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," then create their own poetry about a historical event. Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry Diamante Poems This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems. Theme Poems Related:  PoetryWritingAnglais

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). 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. For additional ideas on how to use this tool out of school, see Diamante Poems in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section. Grades 7 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Theme Poems

Picture Match Picture Match is designed to give new readers practice with identifying beginning-letter and short- and long-vowels sounds through a simple, fun game. Updated in 2008, the game features all letters of the alphabet. In the beginning-letter sounds section, a picture of an object (for example, a car) is displayed, and students are prompted to choose the letter that corresponds with the first letter of the word. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Gingerbread Phonics "Run, run, as fast as you can." Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson Phonic Generalizations in Chrysanthemum Students learn about word families by reading Kevin Henkes’s book Chrysanthemum, identifying words with certain vowel pair endings, and reading words with similar endings. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson Building Phonemic Awareness With Phoneme Isolation Grades K – 2 | Student Interactive | Learning About Language ABC Match Word Wizard Grades K – 1 | Student Interactive | Learning About Language

Persuasion Map: élaborer le plan d'une argumentation Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Demonstrating Understanding of Richard Wright's Rite of Passage Students use the elements of persuasion for a specific audience to demonstrate their understanding of Richard Wright's accessible and engaging coming-of-age novel, Rite of Passage. Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan Persuade Me in Five Slides! After students write persuasive essays, use this lesson to challenge them to summarize their essays concisely by creating five-slide presentations. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Developing Citizenship Through Rhetorical Analysis Students analyze rhetorical strategies in online editorials, building knowledge of strategies and awareness of local and national issues. Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing Compare & Contrast Map The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays. Essay Map Persuasion Rubric

Theme Poems In this online tool, elementary students can write poems based on shapes from five different categories: Nature, School, Sports, Celebrations, and Shapes. 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. 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 Introduce gerunds and review nouns, adjectives, and verbs through engaging read-alouds; then apply these concepts through collaborative word-sorting and poetry-writing activities. Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry Acrostic Poems Diamante Poems Theme Poems Haiku Starter

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. 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 With this interactive, students can learn about and write haiku, a popular Japanese poem that traditionally has three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Saving capability allows students to return to their work and make revisions. Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources back to top Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity | April 1 April is National Poetry Month! Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. Grades K – 3 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Word Study with Henry and Mudge Henry and Mudge is used in this lesson to build students' word recognition through rereading, high-frequency word banks, word studies, and writing.

Story Map: préparer l'écriture d'une histoire The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Collaborative Stories 1: Prewriting and Drafting Students hone their teamwork skills and play off each other's writing strengths as they participate in prewriting activities for a story to be written collaboratively by the whole class. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction with "Little Red Riding Hood Text" Sets back to top

Crossword Puzzles Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version. 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 Home › Classroom Resources › Student Interactives Student Interactive Encourage your students to study their content area vocabulary, practice grammar or parts of speech, or demonstrate what they have learned by creating crossword puzzles. The tool also includes a Play mode with crossword puzzles for students in grades K–12. For additional information for using this tool out of the classroom, see Crossword Puzzles in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section. Grades K – 1 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Phonics Through Literature: Learning About the Letter M Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson

Found Poems/Parallel Poems ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice Students compose found and parallel poems based on descriptive literary passages they have read. back to top Word Mover: This student interactive allows students to drag and drop words from a passage from famous works or a word bank to create a found poem. One of the strongest ways to teach students about how poets and poetry works is to encourage them to write their own poetry. Further Reading

Printing Press: générateur d'article, de brochure et flyer The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color. Documentation for the Printing Press includes instructions for using the tool. Customized versions of the tool, which include additional instructions and more focused choices, are included with some lessons. Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose Flip Book The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose Stapleless Book Grades 1 – 12 | Calendar Activity | October 1 Get ready for National Bullying Prevention Month! Grades K – 12 | Strategy Guide

The Best Part of Me Directions Part 1 Step 1: Gain your class' undivided attention, then roll up your sleeve, hold your elbow out toward them, and look at it like it is the most amazing thing you have ever seen. Say, "So tell me, what do you think of my elbow? Because I absolutely love it! Step 2: Ask students if there is anything about themselves that they love and why. Step 3: Bring students close together. Step 4: Following the reading, tell students they need to decide on what they think is the very best part of them by the next class session. Part 2 Step 5: In your school's computer lab, or with students working in groups of two or three at a computer center, direct students to the Writing with Writers: Poetry website. Step 6: Students write their own descriptive poem about the best part of them following the advice given during the writer's workshop. Step 7: Students can publish their poems by neatly printing them on blank paper in the style of those in Wendy Ewald's book, The Best Part of Me.

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This is a virtual poetry creator where students can write their own acrostic poems.
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Great poetry unit extension and practice
Fun and easy poem type to start with
Use to create poems or ways to memorize important info (Roy G Biv) by k3nolen Sep 28

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