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Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Eye on Idioms Interactive
Description: Eye on Idioms Interactive: Eye on Idioms can be used to introduce students to idioms. The activity includes a series of exercises, in which students view the literal representations of seven idioms and then examine the metaphorical meanings of the idioms.
Activity:     GLE: 01d   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/idioms/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Poetry Forms Wordsearch
Description: Interactive site contains an online word search dealing with different forms of poetry, including limerick, cinquain, quatrain, haiku, ballad, epic, diamante. Types of poems vary each time search is loaded.
Activity:     GLE: 10c   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.iknowthat.com/com/App?ID=34715&URL=%2Fcom%2FQuery%2FActivityData%3FActivityID%3D34715&File=QuizWordSearchTaker.htm&Type=D&App=QuizWordSearchTaker&SkipGuestWarning=true  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Acrostic Poem Generator
Description: This interactive site allows students to select a subject for their acrostic poems, brainstorm for adjectives to describe the subject, and insert words into the acrostic form. Printable upon completion.
Activity:     GLE: 05, 06   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/acrostic/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Poetry@pppst.com
Description: Poetry@pppst.com has a host of poetry of Free Presentations in PowerPoint format. Also inlcudes an Overview of Poetry - Definitions and more, What are the different elements between poems with rhythm, rhyme, and alliteration?, Free-Verse Poetry (alliteration), Looking at Limericks, Rhyming Poems, Nursery Rhymes, Can you Haiku, Haiku, Little Turtle: Summary - Critical Reading, The Land of Counterpane: Summary - Retelling, Shakespeare, Compare and Contrast using a poem and a fable , Who Has Seen the Wind? #1: Summary - Descriptive Words, Who Has Seen the Wind? #2: Summary - Discussing, The Wind and the Sun (Aesop's Fable) , Compare and Contrast - Who Has Seen the Wind (poem, included), to The Wind and the Sun (Aesop Fable, included) , For Kids, Poetry , Poetry Idea Machine , Poetry Pickle, What is an Acrostic Poem? , Diamante poems, Shape poems, Poetry Forms, Line Break Explorer, Giggle Poetry, For TeachersPainting Pictures with Words (Frontier), Haiku - learning module, lesson (1-2 days), Poetry Slam (2-3 days) , Poetry of Langston Hughes/ Harlem Renaissance (3-4 days) , Acrostic Poem Lesson Plans , Diamante Poem Lesson Plans, Poetry in Motion, Poetry, A Center Approach, What makes poetry - exploring line breaks, Poetry Lesson Plans and Resources (links), Poetry Lesson Plans (links) , Free Clipart , Free Templates, Free Teaching Materials
Activity:     GLE: 05d, 09, 10c, 11d, 11g, 39b    Type: Online Information   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://languagearts.pppst.com/poetry.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Jefferson Parish Poetry Link Page
Description: Jefferson Parish Poetry Link Page - An assortment of poetry links to help teach poetry to students.
Activity:     GLE: 05d, 09, 10c, 11d, 11g, 39b   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://engla.jppss.k12.la.us/Poetry%20Links.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Figurative Language: Teaching Idioms Lesson Plan
Description: Figurative Language: Teaching Idioms Lesson Plan (3-5) This lesson focuses on introducing idioms to students in the language arts classroom. Through direct instruction of idioms, students gain an in-depth understanding of this form of figurative language. Idioms are presented through read-alouds, literal representations, and the Internet.
Activity:     GLE: 01d   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=30  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Pro Teacher Poetry Ideas
Description: Pro Teacher Poetry Ideas
Activity:     GLE: 10c   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.proteacher.com/070034.shtml  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Self-Portrait Poem - Getting Started
Description: Printable handout. Provides an example of a self-portrait poem along with a fill-in-the-blank form for students to fill out to compose their own self-portrait poem.
Activity: 01   GLE: 01e, 04c, 05c, 10c, 11d, 22a, 39b   Type: Handout   Focus: Student
URL: http://bostonteachnet.org/sparrow/Button2.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Poetic Devices
Description: List of poetic devices, definitions, and examples. Includes: simile, metaphor, aliteration, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, symbolism, puns, idioms, foot, meter, rhythm, lyrics, mood
Activity: 01   GLE: 01d, 04c, 05c, 05d, 10c, 11d, 39b   Type: Online Information   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/jan-june00/poetryboxdevicesexamples.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Poets.org Search
Description: Site recommended by CC Guide for use in executing Activity 1.
Activity: 01   GLE:     Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.poets.org/search.php/prmResetList/1  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Comparison Poem
Description: This online lesson plan gives a brief insight to composing a comparison poem.
Activity: 01   GLE: 01d, 01e, 04c, 05c, 11d, 22a, 39d   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.heard.org/rain/languag4/comppoem.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: More examples of Self-Portrait Poems
Description: More examples of self-portrait poems. Same site as printale form for creating own poem.
Activity: 01   GLE:     Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://bostonteachnet.org/sparrow/Button3.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Poets' Corner
Description: Site recommended by CC Guide for use in executing activity 1. Biographies, quizzes, timelines, poets, poems.
Activity: 01   GLE:     Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.gale.com/free_resources/poets/index.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Onomatopoeia: A Figurative Language Mini-lesson
Description: Onomatopoeia: A Figurative Language Mini-lesson. In this mini-lesson, students are introduced to the literary device of onomatopoeia and explore how the technique adds to a writer’s message. Students brainstorm a list of onomatopoeic words and then find examples of the technique in Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “The Bells.” Once they find examples, students reflect on how the onomatopoeic words add to the poem and the writer’s message. Following the lesson, students can look for additional examples of the literary device in their reading or look for places to add onomatopoeia to their writing.
Activity: 03   GLE: 05d, 09, 10c, 11d, 11g, 39b   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=909  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Alliteration Ferocious Fighting Fish: An Ocean Unit Exploring Beginning Word Sounds
Description: Ferocious Fighting Fish: An Ocean Unit Exploring Beginning Word Sounds Focus students’ attention on alliteration, or repeated beginning word sounds, in this unit which explores an ocean theme. Students explore alliteration in framing texts then compose their own class book to explore the technique in their own writing. The lesson includes a revision worksheet to apply the technique to another piece of writing. The lesson is a natural extension after alphabet books have been introduced, when writing a class book, or to supplement independent writing projects.
Activity: 03   GLE: 05d, 09, 10c, 11d, 11g, 39b   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=828  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Digital Kids Club Personification poem
Description: Digital Kids Club Personification poem: Students write a personification style poem using a supplied pattern. Completed poems are published and illustrated using Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.
Activity: 04   GLE:  05d, 09, 10c, 11g, 39b   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.adobe.com/education/digkids/lessons/poem.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Hyperbole- Lesson Plans and Resources
Description: Hyperbole- Lesson Plans and Resources - Have fun with hyperboles! Teach students what they are and how to create them source
Activity: 04   GLE:  05d, 09, 10c, 11g, 39b   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.proteacher.com/cgi-bin/outsidesite.cgi?id=12994&external=http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/10lesson.htm&original=http://www.proteacher.com/070034.shtml&title=Hyperbole-%20Lesson%20Plans%20and%20Resources  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Poetry for Kids Link 2
Description: Poetry for Kids Link 2: A variety of interactive poetry links for kids.
Activity: 06   GLE: 19e, 20a, 20b, 20c, 20d, 20e, 20f, 20g, 23, 25a, 27c, 28b, 29, 30   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/cc/vp_gle/2nd/more/poetrykids2.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Poetry Just for Us!
Description: Poetry Just for Us! Site for Teachers
Activity: 06   GLE: 19e, 20a, 20b, 20c, 20d, 20e, 20f, 20g, 23, 25a, 27c, 28b, 29, 30   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/cc/vp_gle/2nd/more/kidspoetry.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 5: Poetry
Name: Read-Write-Think
Description: This read, write, and think site has an activity appropriate for writing.
Activity: 06   GLE: 20a   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=5  

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