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hshighlights- Can you send me you poetry unit? I would like to see. My email is teach41 at Thanks

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bsuteacher 03-27-2012 02:59 PM

I'm preparing a 10 day poetry unit for 5th grade. I too would love to hear more about the units you created for poetry!

maryteacher5 06-26-2011 06:58 PM

hshighlights- Can you send me you poetry unit? I would like to see. My email is teach41 at Thanks

hshighlights 03-22-2011 02:26 PM

I taught a poetry class to sixth graders at one time, pretty much they are the same for fifth and sixth graders. That ended up turning into unit study about writing poetry.
Basically I like to pick a theme and write a variety of poems about thattheme but of course we do the typical haiku couplet lantern etc. But prayer poems, list poems, rap poems are all interesting too.
If you want to contact me I can tell you more about the units I created for poetry.

BRONX 03-22-2011 01:57 PM

I am going to give them folders and have them keep their poems in the folder. I did acrostic and 4th grade does limerick so I am going to go with

One that shows a metaphor or simile
And a poem for choice at the end

I hope that is not too much.

1956BD 03-20-2011 12:32 PM


I also like to start the unit by reading Love That Dog.

Also look at ETTC's Instant Poetry Forms online. There are many types of poems to chose from.

BRONX 03-20-2011 04:32 AM

I am working on a poetry unit with my fifth graders. What type of poems do you require them to write for the unit?

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