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Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
Lesson Plan
Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
Nourish your child's inner writer with this lesson on three different forms of literature: poetry, prose, and drama. After going through some examples of each, students will demonstrate their knowledge by filling out bubble maps.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing: Create a Character
Writing: Create a Character
Lesson Plan
Writing: Create a Character
Your students will hone their creative writing skills as they design their own fictional characters. Use this lesson to introduce the concept of using key details and descriptive language during the prewriting phase of storytelling.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Write Your Own Ending
Write Your Own Ending
Lesson Plan
Write Your Own Ending
Get your students’ creative juices flowing with this fun creative writing lesson! Students will read a fun story and then write their own ending.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Narrative Writing: Removing Irrelevant Details
Narrative Writing: Removing Irrelevant Details
Worksheet
Narrative Writing: Removing Irrelevant Details
In this sixth-grade worksheet, students hone their narrative writing skills by practicing identifying and removing irrelevant details to strengthen a story.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hyperbole in Poetry
Hyperbole in Poetry
Worksheet
Hyperbole in Poetry
Read this silly, rhyming poem and find examples of hyperbole!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Poetry Themes
Poetry Themes
Lesson Plan
Poetry Themes
Encourage your students to translate their understanding of theme to poetry. In this lesson, students will evaluate the theme of poems by sketching pictures and citing text evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Analyzing a Poem
Analyzing a Poem
Worksheet
Analyzing a Poem
The Analyzing a Poem graphic organizer supports students with specific questions to help them understand a poem.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fiction Genres Library Exploration
Fiction Genres Library Exploration
Lesson Plan
Fiction Genres Library Exploration
How familiar are your fourth graders with the fictional genres available in their class or school libraries? This lesson introduces them to many genres of fictional books so they can get off to a terrific start of fourth grade reading.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Raven
The Raven
Worksheet
The Raven
Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween with our vocab-packed copy of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write a Limerick
Write a Limerick
Worksheet
Write a Limerick
If your child likes to rhyme, have him try this fun style by using the format of poet Edward Lear.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Workbook
Pick a Peck of Poetry
What's a metaphor? How do you haiku? Kids will hone reading and writing skills with this book, from a simple syllable counting exercise to inventing rhymes and tangling with the Jabberwocky!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Conclude a Story
Conclude a Story
Lesson Plan
Conclude a Story
Good storytelling always includes a great ending! Your students will learn academic vocabulary and add their own conclusion to a short story. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Write Your Own Ending lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Metaphors in Poetry
Metaphors in Poetry
Worksheet
Metaphors in Poetry
In this worksheet, students will read Carl Sandburg's poem "Fog," then analyze the poem for figurative language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Haiku Syllables
Haiku Syllables
Lesson Plan
Haiku Syllables
Have your students stretch their creativity with this lesson that teaches them about haikus and has them practice their syllable counting.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Nature Walk Acrostic Poems
Nature Walk Acrostic Poems
Worksheet
Nature Walk Acrostic Poems
This worksheet explains to kids what an acrostic poem is, and then challenges them to write an acrostic poem that describes each word provided.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write a Haiku
Write a Haiku
Worksheet
Write a Haiku
Take a stab at haiku poetry with this free-form haiku writing worksheet. All you need is imagination and a pen!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Peter Pan and Neverland
Peter Pan and Neverland
Workbook
Peter Pan and Neverland
Kids can fly by character analysis, comparative reading and writing, that revolves around a fun chapter of a classic book. Follow the Darlings toward Neverland on the way to improved reading skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Native American Legends
Native American Legends
Lesson Plan
Native American Legends
Social studies, reading comprehension, and writing come together in this high-engagement lesson about Native American legends!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
Activity
A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Activity
Real vs. Supernatural Abilities
Real vs. Supernatural Abilities
Worksheet
Real vs. Supernatural Abilities
Use this chart to categorize your chosen superhero’s real and supernatural strengths.
4th grade
Social emotional
Worksheet
Poetry Rhythm
Poetry Rhythm
Worksheet
Poetry Rhythm
Practicing poets can refine their sense of meter and rhythm with this worksheet about stressed and unstressed syllables.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Valentine Medley
Valentine Medley
Workbook
Valentine Medley
Kids can write, graph and read their way through Valentine's Day with a sweet mix of history, writing and math! Kids will explore both the mythical and practical side of this day.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Street Sign Poetry
Street Sign Poetry
Worksheet
Street Sign Poetry
Use words from street signs and billboards to create poetry. Pick four words, use one word per line in a four-line poem. Don't be afraid to get creative!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Drawing Conclusions
Drawing Conclusions
Worksheet
Drawing Conclusions
Time to play detective! Can you describe what happened int his scene, just by looking at the picture? Practice making inferences by looking at context.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Real Super Powers Graphic Organizer
Real Super Powers Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Real Super Powers Graphic Organizer
Use this bubble chart to brainstorm your favorite superhero's real strengths.
4th grade
Social emotional
Worksheet