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Poetry Unit

Objectives
A. The student will analyze a variety of poetic forms (epic, lyric, sonnet, haiku, ballad, free verse)
B. The student will create innovative projects using digital tools to express original ideas.
C. The student will apply ethical use of information and media by respecting copyrights, using information and media technology responsibly, and citing resources appropriately. S3.C1.PO5
2. Materials
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Falling Leaf Poetry Spinners

Observing leaves inspires scientists and poets alike. Combine the two by making falling leaf marks and writing poetry.

Free to Dream Poetry

Students read and respond to poems by Langston Hughes, identifying structures and sound techniques (e.g., rhyme, rhythm, meter, alliteration).

Exploring the Power of Martin Luther King, Jr.?s Words through Diamante Poetry

Encourage your students to explore the ways that powerful and passionate words communicate the concepts of freedom, justice, discrimination, and the American Dream in Martin Luther King, Jr.?s “I Have a Dream” speech by paying attention to the details of King’s speech as they read and as they gather words to use in their own original poems.

Free to Dream Poetry

Read and respond to the poetry of Langston Hughes then write original poems using Crayola? Gel Markers.

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