Emily Dickinson


Poetry Unit

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

Poetry Writing Resources

Introduction to Haiku Tanka
Couplet Poems Haiku
Quatrain Writing Sonnet
CinquainPoetry Diamante Poems
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 Welcome Grade 7  to your special poetry unit, that will introduce you to some especially neat poems. This unit will concentrate on what good poetry looks like and how to write it. I will be using Nancie Atwell's 'Naming Your World' teaching strategies to help familiarize you to the world of poetry.

Grade 7 Begin Here

Welcome Grade 8 to a special poetry unit, made with you in mind! During this unit you will have time to read poems by others and complete a group task called " Readers Theatre: Poetry Expression" before you begin to write your own poems.  This will be a two week unit. I have made links to sites that may be of help to you.

Grade 8 Begin Here

Grades 7/8  Poems Published in The Oran 2009


I highly recommend this teaching book! A poem a day is introduced and the lesson is made for you. Just have to follow it!!!


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 Grade 8B

Poetry  Theatre Resources



Poetry Theatre Rubric

Poetry Help for teachers

Poetry Institute of Canada

Canadian Poetry Site

A Good Lesson

A Simile& Metaphor Plan

Coralie's Lesson