It doesn't matter if you're in elementary school or middle school when it comes to poetry. Everyone loves poetry! You can dig pretty deep into figurative language and writing structure with something so simple as a poem.
This unit is designed to have writers use the following strategies to vary their writing and use descriptive terms:
~"Show, Don't Tell"
~Figurative Language: Onomatopoeia, Metaphors
~Creating rhythm in poetry: Alliteration, Rhyming
~Types of poems: Cinquains, Limericks, Haikus
And NOW.... a FREEBIE!
Haikus are a wonderful way to dig deep into word choice and the writing process without a lot of pain. This FREEBIE includes:
~Description and rules for writing a Haiku
~An example Winter Haiku
~Instructions for writing and editing a Winter Haiku
What are your favorite ways to get the students to buy into figurative language and the writing process? I'd love to hear how!