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Middle schoolers love poetry if you make it fun! Here is an engaging bundle that includes each of my poetry units, as well as a study guide for the elements of poetry. This bundle contains 94 poems, including 47 original poems written by my middle school students. Guided writing activities and rubrics included. Buy the bundle and save 25%!

Poetry BUNDLE: 3 Poetry Units & Study Guide (Grades 6, 7, 8)

Middle schoolers love poetry if you make it fun! Here is an engaging bundle that includes each of my poetry units, as well as a study guide for the elements of poetry. This bundle contains 94 poems, including 47 original poems written by my middle school students. Guided writing activities and rubrics included. Buy the bundle and save 25%!

Middle Schoolers LOVE to write villanelles! This engaging 20-page mini-unit includes 10 villanelles, visual analysis of villanelle formatting, and scaffolded writing worksheets to guide students through writing their own villanelles. Includes original poems written by middle school students!  #middleschoolpoetry   #middleschoolela

Villanelle Poetry for Middle School (Grades 7-9)

Villanelle Poetry for Middle School (Grades

Celebrate poetry all year long with this bundle of 20 poems and 20 poetry analysis flip books filled with 80 engaging analysis tasks. There are four units in all. The units are grouped for each season. In each unit there are 5 poems and 5 sets of 5—page interactive flip books. The best part is that the interactive flip books not only make poetry analysis engaging, they also make it super manageable. The poetry analysis flip books are fun and educational!

20 Poetry Analysis Interactive Flip Books - All Year Long

20 Poetry Analysis Interactive Flip Books - All Year Long!

Middle Schoolers are still learning HOW to read well and they need grade-appropriate strategies! These posters, anchor charts, and bookmarks are created to teach and reinforce reading strategies to adolescents! Special attention is paid to close reading, metacognition, and repairing reading when meaning breaks down. Use these in all content areas to help students transfer reading skills to all subjects!

Literacy Strategies for Middle School: Reading (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)

Literacy Strategies for Middle School: Reading (Grades

POETRY UNIT - Common Core Aligned for grades 6 - 8 This unit is designed to turn middle school students on to poetry. It is fun, creative,  and challenging.  This unit includes: *Complete lessons with rubrics and student directed scoring guides  *Elements of peotry with examples *Types of poetry with examples  *Six pattern poems  *Three poems to analyze including:      -O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman      -The Highwayman By Alfred Noyes      -Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll AND MUCH…

Poetry Unit - Middle School 6 - 8 Interactive and Student Graded

INTERACTIVE POETRY UNITThis interactive CC aligned poetry unit is designed to turn middle school students on to poetry. It is fun, creative, challenging, and can be taught as a student-directed unit if the teacher so chooses. It can be taught as a sem

Bring spoken word poetry into your classroom #highschool #poetry

Bring spoken word poetry into your classroom. Here are 3 spoken word poets to share with your students

Hook your students on a super-engaging series with this literature packet for "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare. This 5-week packet fosters close reading, critical thinking, and meaningful writing by pushing students to move beyond comprehension and delve deeply into understanding, applying, analyzing, and evaluating. City of Bones is a high-interest, low-readability book that engages teens and keeps them reading! #homeschoolingforteenslessonplans

Hook your students on a super-engaging series with this literature packet for "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare. This 5-week packet fosters close reading, critical thinking, and meaningful writing by pushing students to move beyond comprehension and delve deeply into understanding, applying, analyzing, and evaluating. City of Bones is a high-interest, low-readability book that engages teens and keeps them reading! #homeschoolingforteenslessonplans

Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" compare and contrast "The Scientist" by Coldplay for middle (I suggest grade 8) and high school. Have a teen who says they hate poetry? Teens love music - and this is a great way to scaffold that love into interest in poetry. Music by Coldplay will engage and motivate students and it connects so well to this amazing Walt Whitman poem. It's just elusive enough to make them wonder and an effective connection to tr

Song Lyrics Coldplay & Walt Whitman Poetry Compare & Contrast Middle & High

Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" compare and contrast "The Scientist" by Coldplay for middle (I suggest grade and high school. Have a teen who says they hate poetry? Teens love music - and this is a great way to scaffold that love i

Have fun with your poetry unit by incorporating blackout poetry! Your middle school and high school English language arts students will love creating these poems.

Make Poetry Fun with Blackout Poetry

Have fun with your poetry unit by incorporating blackout poetry! Your middle school and high school English language arts students will love creating these poems.

Poem in Your Pocket printable template | Martha Stewart

April Book Club: Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket printable template | Martha Stewart

Don't you just love the first smell of spring that's in the air. It inspired me to make an interactive poetry writing notebook (FlipBook) for you to use with grades 5-8 and SPED. My students have thoroughly enjoyed these activities.

Poetry Jam Interactive Notebook- Flip Book ( Grades 6-8)

Don't you just love the first smell of spring that's in the air. It inspired me to make an interactive poetry writing notebook (FlipBook) for you to use with grades and SPED. My students have thoroughly enjoyed these activities.

The Middle School Counselor: Borrowed Lessons: Our Jobland: Career Cluster Lesson

Borrowed Lessons: Our Jobland: Career Cluster Lesson

The Middle School Counselor: Borrowed Lessons: Our Jobland: Career Cluster Lesson This website lists "Borrowed Lessons" and has a free lesson listed on careers.

Celebrate poetry month with this Bundled Poetry Writing~ Fun to Publication! Students enjoy writing limericks, haiku and sonnets and then dedicate their work to friends or family!

Bundled Poetry Writing~ Fun to Publication

Celebrate poetry month with this Bundled Poetry Writing~ Fun to Publication! Students enjoy writing limericks, haiku and sonnets and then dedicate their work to friends or family!

Hands-on Learning Activities for Middle School - Life Skills

The Ultimate Guide to Hands-on Learning Activities for Middle School

Hands-on Learning Activities for Middle School - Life Skills

Use these fun "POETRY PROMPTS" to write poems using ALL THE FIVE SENSES!  Your kids will create great DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE to write poems that include frogs, feathers, thunder, and anything else they would like to add!  Write GROUP POEMS together, or make FOLDER GAMES for kids to use individually in Centers.  Includes reusable "Poetry Prompts" Template, 30 "Five Senses Picture Cards", and all you need to make your Poetry MULTI-SENSORY!  (16 pages)  From Joyful Noises Express TpT!  $

"Poetry Prompts" - Write Poems Using Your Five Senses

"Poetry Prompts" - Write Poems Using Your Five Senses!

Middle, high school, college. Used before beginning a unit on poetry, the activities in this free product can help students define what poetry is. They will construct their own definition of poetry and compare it with definitions by famous poets. Students will refine their thinking about the accessibility of poetry and its value to their lives. A list of suggested poems about poetry to use in classroom discussion is included along with a glossary of terms. $1.00

Middle, high school, college. Used before beginning a unit on poetry, the activities in this free product can help students define what poetry is. They will construct their own definition of poetry and compare it with definitions by famous poets. Students will refine their thinking about the accessibility of poetry and its value to their lives. A list of suggested poems about poetry to use in classroom discussion is included along with a glossary of terms. $1.00

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