Teacher: Loryn Aman
Subject Area: English and Literature
Grade Level: Fifth
Lesson Title: Poetry
Students learn about writing their own poetry.
- Students learn how to write a poem of their own
- Students are able to identify various types of poems
Materials/Resources Needed: Various examples of different types of poems. Here is a great website to use to get example ideas: http://www.kathimitchell.com/poemtypes.html
Have students read and discuss various types of poems. “Mirror Mirror” by Marilyn Singer is a great example of imaginative and innovative poetry for students to be inspired by.
Objective/Purpose: Students will learn the various steps that it takes to write a poem of their own, as well as gain understanding about the various types of poetry.
Check for Understanding: Have students talk about their various favorite poems they have read in class. Ask them to specifically identify what kind of poem they are reading.
Closure: Have students present their poems to the class. Encourage them to draw or illustrate their poems if they are able to.
Independent Practice: Have students continue to keep a poetry journal on their own time at home.