Reflection: Poetry: Writing Free Verse Poems - Section 2: Mini-Lesson


You would think that telling kids to write a poem with no rules would get them excited and be really easy for them. But, in reality, kids like structure and they need rules to follow in order to feel confident in completing a task. So, many students struggle with Free Verse poetry, simply because they want the rules. For those students, I tell them to think about a topic they love and write down as many details about that topic as they can. When they take a look at their completed list, I ask them to underline the most important words and phrases. Then they can take those and organize them in a way that crafts an elegant Free Verse poem. 

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Poetry: Writing Free Verse Poems

Unit 26: Poetry Writing Unit
Lesson 12 of 16

Objective: SWBAT write Free Verse poems using the correct elements.

Big Idea: Understanding the elements of Free Verse poetry

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