Lesson Plan

All Together Now: Collaborations in Poetry Writing

When children hear, write, and recite poetry, they understand more deeply the qualities of verse — the importance of sound, compactness, internal integrity, imagination and line. Working collaboratively on poetry provides a safe structure for student creativity.

Using resources available through EDSITEment, make poetry exciting for your students as they listen to, write and recite poems that are sure to please.

Guiding Questions

What do we learn about the nature of poetry from hearing poems read aloud?

How can the work of well-known poets inform student poetry writing?

What has to be taken into consideration when performing a poem?

Learning Objectives

Create lines of poetry in response to poems read aloud.

Identify musical elements of literary language, such as rhymes or repeated sounds.

Recite short poems or excerpts.