Poetry Lessons, Free Printables & Student Model Poems
I’m thrilled to share the poetry lessons my 7th graders just completed. They rocked poetry. As a teacher, I loooove when teachers share ideas with downloadable worksheets, so that’s what you’ll get below! Most of all, I’m excited to publish my students’ model poems. Enjoy the Learning Experience & Leading Examples.
Poetry is Music & Music is Poetry.
Learning Experience: Hero Poem
Lesson Plan Step-by-Step
Model Texts taken from HEROES and SHE-ROES
- Students brainstorm questions & answers about heroes and she-roes:
- What do you think of when you hear the word hero?
- What qualities make a hero?
- Who is a hero to you, either someone you know personally or someone famous?
- How can you be a hero?
- Students read the collection of poetry in model text aloud in groups or with the class.
- Discuss the figurative language/literary devices discovered in the poems:
- Write your own Hero Poem!
- Select a hero, she-roe, or write about heroes in general
- Rough draft, peer edit, revise, final draft, add image or draw an illustration
- (Enter the final drafts of poems in our school’s PTA Reflections Contest)
Leading Examples: Model Poems by My Students
Click on the Poem to Enlarge! Enjoy these young poets’ work . . .
Reading our model text together:
Don’t miss the upcoming posts: Animal Poems, Emotion Poems, Haiku & Limericks!
This makes me so proud of our Sunnyvale 7th grade! We have such thoughtful and intelligent young poets. Thanks for bringing out the best in them!
Passing on your comment to these young authors! Thanks!
What wonderful work! I am so impressed with the students’ creativity and writing skills. Thank your for sharing the students’ poems! We so appreciate all you do for the students.
Wow! I’m truly amazed by the young poets in your class. These poems are creative, smart, thought-provoking and very enjoyable to read! Great job! I’m looking forward to reading more. ❤️
Thanks Sara! I’ll pass on the encouragement to them.