1) POETRY SCAVENGER HUNT- Look through the poetry books in the classroom and complete the following two assignments:

  • Find 2 TWO examples of each figurative language - Create a chart, put the title of the poem, author, example (line from the poem), and the type of fig. language

TWO EXAMPLES OF simile, metaphor, personification, and alliteration OR onomatopoeia


Put in Google Drive folder for your period (shared folder with you)

  • Also, type a favorite poem from the books into a new document and include a paragraph saying why it is your favorite, use examples from the poem to explain (try to reach beyond just saying it made me laugh or "I just like it") add some decoration to the sheet and print this sheet to display. Put your sheet in your period's tray.

2) POETRY READING COMPREHENSION - Complete the reading comprehension packet. Put your answers on notebook paper, use the answer key to correct your answers, and put your finished quiz in your period's tray.


Write a minimum 12 line poem inspired by a PIECE OF ART HANGING IN THE ROOM or a PAINTING IN AN ART BOOK.

Type the poem (include a title). Under the title write the name of the artwork it is inspired by, and include the artist name.

YOU MUST include IMAGERY and create a MOOD in the poem. PRINT AND PUT IN THE TRAY

You can follow this format (if you'd like - format, optional):

I see...

I hear...

The scent of .....

The texture of....

I feel....

I imagine...

Imagery in Poetry Powerpoint Lesson

Harry Baker Poet - Slam Poet Champion - TedTalks Wiki

Choral Poetry Selections:

Top 100 Songs that Work as Poetry

Maccavity, the Mystery Cat

I've Been Everywhere, Man

Casey at the Bat

"The Raven"

My Top Ten Most Poetic Rock, Pop, Folk, Country and Soul Lyrics
"Taxi" by Harry Chapin
"Born to Run," "Thunder Road" and "Jungleland" by Bruce Springsteen
"Where Have All the Flowers Gone" by Pete Seeger and "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" by Melanie Safka
"Stoney End" by Laura Nyro, as performed by Barbara Streisand
"Blowin' in the Wind" by Bob Dylan and "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke
"Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen
"Imagine" by John Lennon
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin (lyrics by Robert Plant)
"One" by U2 (lyrics by Bono)
"Vincent" by Don McLean

Serious Poems

On Turning Ten

Life Doesn't Frighten Me at All

I am Waiting

Let Evening Come


The Unwritten

Example Choral Poetry Videos

Mrs. Monroe's Class


Sick by Shel Silverstein

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss


Man and the Machine

Poetry Centers

1. Imagery Poetry Center

- Imagery Activity: Find a favorite poem in one of the books in the classroom that contains imagery - type it in a document and illustrate. Or - You can create a digital presentation of the poem highlighting (pointing out) examples of imagery. Be creative!

OR -- Make a collage, do a watercolor, oil pastels, etc. Include the poem with imagery highlighted with your artwork.

Websites for Poems with Imagery: Imagery Poems More Poems for the Senses

2. Narrative Poetry Center : Poems that tell a story.

Read and listen to the narrative poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee" Audio reading of the Poem

Answer the google doc questions on the poem Questions for "The Cremation of Sam McGee"

3. Creative Writing - Poetry Formula Poems OR Poems based on Photography

CHOOSE ONE Creative Writing Activity:

- Go to Instant Poetry Forms website and compose two small poems or one longer poem (min. 16 lines) and print it. Stretch and write your best poetry, please!


- Write a minimum 16 line poem inspired by a photograph/writing prompt on this slideshare presentation: Visuals to Inspire Poetry

4. Poetry Scavenger Hunt (2 parts)

Your job today is to look at different poetry books. As you browse through the books, you need to find ONE example of the following types of figurative and sensory language.

Make a chart that tells the type of fig. language, the line in the poem and the title and author of the poem. (worth 5 pts. each)

1. onomatopoeia

2. alliteration

3. rhythm

4. symbolism Examples

5. rhyme

6. metaphor

7. simile

8. hyperbole

9. idiom

10. personification

Part Two:

ALSO: Type a favorite poem in one of the books and type a paragraph explaining why it is your favorite. (50 pts.)