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Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
Poetry, Prose, and Drama, Oh My!
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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
What is a Narrative? Key Features
What is a Narrative? Key Features
Worksheet
What is a Narrative? Key Features
In this activity, students will consider the key features of a narrative, such as plot, setting, rising action, and characters.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Worksheet
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Children learn about three songs that inspired and gave hope to the people who fled slavery via the Underground Railroad, then answer questions about what they have learned.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Hyperbole in Poetry
Hyperbole in Poetry
Worksheet
Hyperbole in Poetry
This poem offers a fun, memorable example for students as they learn to interpret figurative language in works of poetry and literature.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Reader's Theatre: Poems of Robert Frost
Reader's Theatre: Poems of Robert Frost
Worksheet
Reader's Theatre: Poems of Robert Frost
Bring poetry to life by reading it aloud with others! Have your child select one or more of these poems written by Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Robert Lee Frost. Then take turns reading aloud by swapping single lines, couplets, or stanzas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is a Narrative? Kinds of Narratives
What is a Narrative? Kinds of Narratives
Worksheet
What is a Narrative? Kinds of Narratives
In this worksheet, learners come to better understand the different kinds of narratives, and how they are similar and different, by creating a map of narrative genres.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Amazing Animals Adaptations!
Amazing Animals Adaptations!
Lesson Plan
Amazing Animals Adaptations!
Students put their knowledge of animal adaptations to the test when they create a new creature with its own unique set of adaptations!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Chinese New Year: Mini Lantern Template
Chinese New Year: Mini Lantern Template
Worksheet
Chinese New Year: Mini Lantern Template
Use this paper template to create a miniature lantern with your own wishes for the coming year.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Hooks
Story Hooks
Lesson Plan
Story Hooks
Give your students an introduction to types of story hooks as they compose original story beginnings the help of a word bank. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Capture That Reader! lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Bio Poem Template
Bio Poem Template
Worksheet
Bio Poem Template
In this worksheet, children read an example of a bio poem for jazz musician Thelonious Monk, then use the prompt to create a bio poem for a person of their choosing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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
Exploring the Narrative
Exploring the Narrative
Lesson Plan
Exploring the Narrative
Teach your students to entertain readers with narrative writing. This lesson will help your students understand the genre, the different parts of a story, and elements such as character, setting, and conflict.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Read With Rhythm and Rhyme
Read With Rhythm and Rhyme
Worksheet
Read With Rhythm and Rhyme
Help students learn how to recognize the beats in a poem with this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Perfect Pet
My Perfect Pet
Lesson Plan
My Perfect Pet
In this lesson, your students will go through the writing process to write about their perfect pets and then make a 3-D version of this pet, mount the final draft, and display it.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Journal Writing Task Cards #1
Journal Writing Task Cards #1
Worksheet
Journal Writing Task Cards #1
Use these 24 cards for daily writing exercises, or hand them out to encourage variety in writing!
5th 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
Imagery: Show, Don't Tell
Imagery: Show, Don't Tell
Worksheet
Imagery: Show, Don't Tell
Encourage your students to use imagery - visually descriptive language that paints a picture. Ask your students to rewrite vague statements with vivid imagery.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Brain Break: Zombpocalypse
A Brain Break: Zombpocalypse
Workbook
A Brain Break: Zombpocalypse
From zombie history to writing prompts and survival preparedness, this mix of zombie-themed worksheets is the perfect treat for kids who need fun brain breaks and supplementary work.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
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