Poetry Lesson Plans

Nonsense Knows
By: Gillian Jerome
Literary Model: Jack Prelutsky, Pauline Clark, Theodore Roethke, Dennis Lee, Ogden Nash
Lesson Plan: PDF icon Prelutsky-Jack_GillianJerome_Verse_Lesson_28.pdf
Found News Poem
By: Elizabeth Falcón
Literary Model: Poems from Sappho, Campbell McGrath, Guillaume Appolinaire, Eleni Sikelianos, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Mary Ruefle, John Gallaher
Lesson Plan: PDF icon found-news-poemoct6.pdf
Yoruba Legends: Southern Nigeria
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: Required Resources: “The Bat,” “The Water-Bird,” and “How Leopard Got his Spots” from Yoruba Legends, by M. I. Ogumefu, B.A.
Lesson Plan: PDF icon yoruba-legends.pdf
Bringing Household Items to Life
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: “The Revolt of the Utensils” (From Tacana, Bolivia) and “The Mouse King" (From Bolivia by Amalia de Ordónez), both from Latin American Folktales: Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions edited by John Bierhorst.
Lesson Plan: PDF icon bringing-household-items-to-life.pdf
Create Your Own Hero
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: "Li Chi Slays the Serpent" from Favorite Folktales From Around the World, Edited by Jane Yolen
Lesson Plan: PDF icon create-your-own-hero.pdf
Ending a Famous Fairy Tale
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: "The Twelve Brothers" by the Brothers Grimm and "The Eleventh Brother" by Jean Valentine
Lesson Plan: PDF icon ending-a-fairy-tale.pdf
Take a Breath, Steal Some Time
By: Elizabeth Falcón
Literary Model: Basho and Issa, translated by Robert Hass and Sam Hamill
Lesson Plan: PDF icon take_a_breath_steal_some_time.pdf
Making Your Magical Creature's Story
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Lesson Plan: PDF icon magical_creatures_story.pdf
Making a Magical Creature's Land
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien
Lesson Plan: PDF icon magical_creatures_land.pdf
Making Your Magical Creature Talk
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Doug Adams
Lesson Plan: PDF icon making_magical_creatures_talk_november_2010.pdf

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