In our Poetry lesson plan, students learn the basics about poetry and the various structures it can have. Students practice writing their own poetry in the style of one of the forms discussed during this lesson.


Our Poetry lesson plan introduces young students to the world of poetry with an overview of different types of poetry and their histories. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to write their own poem, make a poster for it, and include drawings or pictures to go along with it. Students are also asked to write shorter poems with more specific instructions (an acrostic, a color, and an “I wish” poem) in order to demonstrate their understanding of the different types of poetry.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define and recognize poetry, as well as write and read a poem to an audience.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.10, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4.B, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.10, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4.B

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Shaquira .

This is an amazing lesson plan to introduce poetry.

Patricia T.

I found the activities in this packet to be wonderful. They were useful and fun for my students.