http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/acrostic/http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/acrostic-poems-30045.htmlStudents can use this acrostic poem generator to brainstorm key words that relate to their topic or poem title. They will then use those key words to create their acrostic poem which they can save and print. Students will have to use a computer or ipad to complete this activity.
Ex: Can you haiku? Lesson plan: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/can-you-haiku#sect-thelessonAllows students to read haikus, learn what makes a haiku unique, and create their own haikus
Poetry can be a meaningful and vital
experience for helping students learn
to express their emotions and ideas
through writing. Studying poetry allows
students to critically think and analyze
various forms of figurative language.
By integrating technology into a poetry
unit, students will be provided with the
opportunity to use online blogs,
podcasts, videos, and other interactive
technological experiences to enhance
their understanding and become
engaged in learning.
The internet provides many sources of relevant and
helpful information related to poetry that can easily be
used within a 4th grade unit
This presentation will include various reliable online
sources related to the topic of poetry
Mrs. Warner provides a website and blog for her 4th
grade classroom. She offers a great post on poetry
which includes tons of resources of various types of
poems which can be implemented in a 4th grade poetry
Poem of the Day is a Podcast available for free on
iTunes which provide classic and contemporary poems
each day read aloud by poets and actors.
Teachers can use this Podcast in the classroom to
allow students to hear different poems from day to day!
This can also lead into a group discussion or a quick
group activity. Teachers can pick and choose
numerous poems which are appropriate for the
YouTube can provide students with videos of poems
read aloud with pictures and background music to help
display a poem in an engaging way
Provides various poems, poetry news, videos, articles etc.
which can be used throughout a poetry unit
provides teachers with unit ideas, lessons, reading passages,
and worksheets that are all aligned to the CCSS.
Readwritethink.org provides teachers with tons of resources
regarding an entire month long poetry unit! Lesson plans,
classroom activities, and other technological resources are
over 400 various
Here is an example of
a poetry worksheet
which students can
iFridge Poet is an app
which can be used on
iPads or iPod touches
to allow students to
create their own
Students will be able
to compose their own
creative phrases and
poems through this
provides a lesson plan and
activity to help students
create their own acrostic
Provides many lesson plans and activities for various
subjects which can be implemented in classrooms K-12
Example: Can You Haiku? Lesson Plan and Activities
Uses of the Internet:
The Children’s Poetry Archive:
Allows students to search various topics and read many
PBS.org provides a collection of poems written by kids.
Students are also able to write and publish their own
poems through the website
Uses of the Internet:
Scholastic Poetry Idea Engine:
Scholastic provides an online poem generator (which is
also compatible for Smartboards) for an engaging
opportunity for students to produce all types of poems!
Game classroom provides different language arts and
math games, lessons, and worksheets for collaboration
in the classroom!
The thesaurus game can help 4th graders strengthen
their vocabulary and produce more descriptive poems!