Poetry Unit Plan – 3 Weeks – PDF & Google Versions




Help your students to LOVE writing poetry with this creative and easy to implement Three Week Poetry Unit! Students write many different types of poetry, analyze poetry by learning poetic devices and terms, create a beautiful poetry portfolio, take a quiz, and do poetry presentations. All the prep work is done – just print and go! Links to student versions in Google Drive are included for those in online classrooms or in distance learning situations.

This Unit Plan Includes the Following:

Student Portfolio Packet – This 30-page student packet includes a unit calendar, a portfolio assignment, instructions and examples for students to write 12 different types of poetry, poetry terms, a formal poetry analysis, how to break lines in poetry and title poems, and a complete unit reflection. Through this packet, students write the following types of poetry: Poetry Definition Poem, Anti-Definition Poem, Picture Poems, Haiku, 2-Line Poems, Found Poem, Blackout Poetry, Sonnet, Prose Poem, Memory Poem, Child to Parent Poem and a Bio Poem.

Poetry Unit Lesson Plans – 15 unique lesson plans for easy implementation. Lessons are low prep and employ the Reader’s Writer’s Workshop format. The lesson plan format includes a mini-lesson, student independent work time and closing. Each lesson also clearly lays out materials needed and homework assignments. An IF/THEN chart is included in each lesson to help differentiate and direct students during Independent Work Time.

Writing Poetry Packet –Students are led through the process of writing 22 different types of poetry including Definition/Anit-Definition Poem, Haiku, Found Poems, 2-Line Poems, Sonnet, Blackout Poetry Condensed Poetry, Prose Poetry, Memory Poems, Persona Poems, Bio Poems, Title Poems and NINE different poems inspired by famous poets including Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Sandra Cisneros, William Carlos Williams, Shel Silverstein, Lucille Clifton, Shakespeare, Edward Lear and Walt Whitman.

Analyzing Poetry Packet – Students define poetry terms, apply them by writing mini-poems demonstrating each term, learn a traditional poetry analysis, study and analyze a variety of sample poems, and take a quiz to apply their learning (answer key provided).

Editable Poetry Portfolio Assignment –Provides guidelines and a scoring guide for a student-created poetry portfolio. This is a perfect conclusion to the poetry unit and can be edited to fit your needs!

Editable Poetry Quiz – Students study poetry terms in their packet and take a quiz in which they apply and demonstrate their learning. An answer key is provided!

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