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Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Types of Poetry Link
Description: Types of Poetry Link
Activity:     GLE: 08c   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.mca.k12.nf.ca/subpro5.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Jefferson Parish Poetry Site
Description: Jefferson Parish Poetry Link Page - An assortment of poetry links to help teach poetry to 8th Grade students.
Activity:     GLE: 08c. 12   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://engla.jppss.k12.la.us/Poetry%20Links.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Poetic Devices Library
Description: Poetic Devices Library
Activity:     GLE: 08c   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sunda/poets/poetry2.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Study Tools for Poetic Devices
Description: Study Tools for Poetic Devices
Activity:     GLE: 08c   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.studystack.com/menu-47556  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Elements of Poetry - A Brief Introduction
Description: Elements of Poetry - A Brief Introduction
Activity:     GLE: 08c   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://web.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/append/AXF.HTML  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: A Way to Write Rhyming Poetry (Tips)
Description: A Way to Write Rhyming Poetry (Tips)
Activity:     GLE: 08c   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.garlikov.com/teaching/poemwrit.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Poetry Lesson
Description: Poetry's cool — and a lot of fun! In this workshop, I will help you turn your words and ideas into descriptive and powerful poems. As you explore the world of poetry writing, I'll share with you writing tips that I use when I write my poems, as well as ideas for revising your work. When you complete the workshop, you can create a special edition of your poem — published online! I won't be commenting on your poems, but I'll enjoy reading them after you've posted them online.
Activity:     GLE: 08c   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/karla_home.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE Poetry Lesson 1
Description: FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE Poetry Lesson 1 - Simile and Metaphor
Activity:     GLE: 08c   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Both
URL: http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/1poe.htm   


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Poetry Lesson 2
Description: Poetry Lesson 2 Obtained from http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/1poe.htm. Activity Select and Research one of the following cultures. Make an idea web of their customs, beliefs, traditions, clothing, environment. You will use this idea web later to make a poem.
Activity:     GLE: 08c   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/tnunez/Poetry/lesson2.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Create a Verse Activity
Description: Create a Verse Activity
Activity:     GLE: 08c   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/tnunez/Poetry/lesson3.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Literary Terms
Description: Literary Terms
Activity:     GLE: 08c   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/tnunez/Poetry/literary.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—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: 08c   Type: Online Information   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://languagearts.pppst.com/poetry.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: eThemes/eMints Poetry for Upper Levels
Description: These sites are about poetry and writing poems for upper grade levels. There are many examples of poetry, including audio recordings of poets reading their work or people reading and talking about their favorite poems, as well as textual resources. There are lesson plans and activity ideas. Students can write their own poems, write a poem collaboratively, or organize a poetry slam. Includes eThemes resources on poetry for elementary levels, Robert Frost, and Maya Angelou.
Activity:     GLE: 08c   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001788.shtml  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: EMS Poetry Place (Student Work and Rubric)
Description: EMS Poetry Place (Student Work and Rubric)
Activity:     GLE: 08c   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/aoliva/homepage/middle%20school/Poetry/poetry.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: The Raven
Description: Background info on the Raven, Poe, synopsis, characters, discussion topics, ideas for papers/reports, further related readings
Activity:     GLE: 07   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://homeworkhelp.aol.com/booknotes/_a/raven-the/20060103192409990004?query=the%20raven&gr=&sort=  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Pensee Write an Instant Pensee Poem Interactive Link
Description: Pensee Write an Instant Pensee Poem Interactive Link
Activity: `0   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/pensee.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Idiom Interactive Link
Description: Idiom Interactive Link
Activity: 03   GLE: 03c, 03e, 04a, 09d, 09e, 09g, 16   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/idioms/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Eye on Idioms
Description: Eye on Idioms: 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: 03   GLE: 03c, 03e, 04a, 09d, 09e, 09g, 16   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=30  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Antedotes on Wikipedia
Description: Antedotes on Wikipedia (Introduction to Activity 6)
Activity: 06   GLE: 15d, 17a, 17b, 17c, 17d, 18a, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21, 23, 24a, 25b, 25c   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anecdote  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Using the Bubbl.us Link to help with Web Activity 8: Poetry: Comparison/Contrast Essay
Description: Using the Interactive Bubbl.us Link to help with Web Activity 8: Poetry: Comparison/Contrast Essay (GLEs: 02f, 06, 07, 15a, 15b, 15c, 15d, 15e, 15f, 17a, 17c, 17e, 18a, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 19, 22c, 27) While reading poetry selections, students will notice and discuss the similarities and differences in form, rhyme, figurative language, theme, and subject. In groups, students will select items that are similar enough (candy bars, chips, sneakers, television programs) for comparison, and then write a simple comparison/contrast composition that demonstrates the basics of comparing and contrasting. Students will create a graphic organizer (Inspiration® software) as a prewrite. Students will group-write a paragraph demonstrating the format.
Activity: 08   GLE:  02f, 06, 07, 15a, 15b, 15c, 15d, 15e, 15f, 17a, 17c, 17e, 18a, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 19, 22c, 27   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Both
URL: http://bubbl.us/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Poetry Vocabulary
Description: Students will create a personal list for poetry/vocabulary terms encountered in reading. Students will use vocabulary strategies (e.g., word map, flashcards, Frayer model, linear array) to acquire knowledge, particularly connotation/denotation of words and root words and word parts.
Activity: 1   GLE:  01a, 01b, 17a, 17b, 17d   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.mcschools.net/~tltc/cc_project/ela_unit3_act1.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant I Asked Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant I Asked Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/iaskedpoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Good Times Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Good Times Poem Interactive Link Directions: First read the Lee Bennett Hopkins poem below and then try to recreate it yourself by replacing the nouns with people, places and things of your own choosing. As the writer, you decide how much rhyming you’d like to do.
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/goodtimes.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Hello Spring Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Hello Spring Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/HelloSpring.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Here Comes the Season Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Here Comes the Season Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/seasons.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Hold On Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Hold On Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/holdon.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Holiday Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Holiday Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/holiday.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an I Am Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an I Am Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/iampoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant "I Can't Write a Poem" Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant "I Can't Write a Poem" Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/cantwrite.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant I Don't Understand... Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant I Don't Understand... Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/understand.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an I Like Animals Because Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an I Like Animals Because Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/ilikeanimals.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant I Once Knew Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant I Once Knew Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/onceknew.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant I Remember Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant I Remember Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/iRemember.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write a Go From First Line to Last Line Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write a Go From First Line to Last Line Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/firsttolast.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Ice Cream Poem Interactive
Description: Write an Instant Ice Cream Poem Interactive
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/icecream.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant "All I Want" Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant "All I Want" Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/alliwantpoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant "I Used To..." Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant "I Used To..." Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/iusedto.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant "All I Want" Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant "All I Want" Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/alliwantpoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Writing Poetry
Description: Students will produce a final draft, using available technology. Students will share their poems with the class.
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.mcschools.net/~tltc/cc_project/ela_unit3_act10.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Melissa Ryan Dynamite Diamantes Lesson Tech Plan
Description: Melissa Ryan Dynamite Diamantes Lesson Tech Plan Correlates with Melissa Ryan - Diamante Brainstorming Sheet @ http://www.tangischools.org/dept/tech/SchoolTech/Diamante%20brainstorming%20Sheet.pdf and Melissa Ryan - Diamante format @ http://www.tangischools.org/dept/tech/SchoolTech/Diamante%20format.pdf - Sample Diamante Poems can be found @ http://www.tangischools.org/dept/tech/SchoolTech/sample%20Diamante%20Poems.pdf (School Tech from Tangipahoa Parish) 8th Grade Unit 3 Activity 10 – Writing Poetry
Activity: 10   GLE: 17, 18, 25, 26, 27   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.tangischools.org/dept/tech/SchoolTech/Dynamite%20Diamante.pdf  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Melissa Ryan - Diamante Brainstorming Sheet
Description: Melissa Ryan - Diamante Brainstorming Sheet Correlates with Melissa Ryan Dynamite Diamantes Lesson Tech Plan and Melissa Ryan - Diamante format @http://www.tangischools.org/dept/tech/SchoolTech/Diamante%20format.pdf . Sample Diamante Poems can be found @ http://www.tangischools.org/dept/tech/SchoolTech/sample%20Diamante%20Poems.pdf (School Tech from Tangipahoa Parish) 8th Grade Unit 3 Activity 10 – Writing Poetry
Activity: 10   GLE:  17, 18, 25, 26, 27   Type: Handout   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.tangischools.org/dept/tech/SchoolTech/Diamante%20brainstorming%20Sheet.pdf  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Melissa Ryan - Diamante format
Description: Melissa Ryan - Diamante format Correlates with Melissa Ryan Dynamite Diamantes Lesson Tech Plan and Diamante Brainstorming Sheet @ http://www.tangischools.org/dept/tech/SchoolTech/Diamante%20brainstorming%20Sheet.pdf Sample Diamante Poems can be found @ http://www.tangischools.org/dept/tech/SchoolTech/sample%20Diamante%20Poems.pdf (School Tech from Tangipahoa Parish) 8th Grade Unit 3 Activity 10 – Writing Poetry
Activity: 10   GLE: 17, 18, 25, 26, 27   Type: Handout   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.tangischools.org/dept/tech/SchoolTech/Diamante%20format.pdf  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Sample Diamante Poems - Melissa Ryan
Description: Sample Diamante Poems - Melissa Ryan - Correlates with Melissa Ryan Dynamite Diamantes Lesson Tech Plan. School Tech from Tangipahoa Parish. 8th Grade Unit 3 Activity 10 – Writing Poetry
Activity: 10   GLE: 17, 18, 25, 26, 27   Type: Other   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.tangischools.org/dept/tech/SchoolTech/sample%20Diamante%20Poems.pdf  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Emotional Animal Poem
Description: Write an Emotional Animal Poem Interactive
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.teachersfirst.com/getsource.cfm?id=5740  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Love That Poem
Description: Write an Instant Love That Poem Interactive
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.teachersfirst.com/getsource.cfm?id=5740  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: "Big Day" Haiku Interactive Link
Description: "Big Day" Haiku Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/bigdayhaiku.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write a List Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write a List Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/listpoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant 5W Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant 5W Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/5wpoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant "If hope could be a..." poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant "If hope could be a..." poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/hope.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Biography Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Biography Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/biography.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Bio-Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Bio-Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/bio.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Birthday Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Birthday Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/birthday.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Dear Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Dear Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/dearpoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Diamond Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Diamond Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/diamondpoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Explorer Profile Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Explorer Profile Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/explorer.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Fear is Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Fear is Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/Fear.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: All About Me Poem Interactive
Description: All About Me Poem Interactive: Students can work with writing about themselves using this poetry interactive.
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Both
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/allaboutmepoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant "Writer's Affirmation" Poem Interactive Link
Description: Writer's Affirmation Write an Instant "Writer's Affirmation" Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/affirmation.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Tanka Write an Instant Tanka Poem Interactive Link
Description: Tanka Write an Instant Tanka Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/tankapoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Tanka Poem Interactive Link
Description: This is the Poem That... Write an Instant Tanka Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/thepoemthat.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant I'm In Charge of the World Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant I'm In Charge of the World Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/incharge.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: What If.. Write an Instant What If Poem Interactive Link
Description: What If.. Write an Instant What If Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/what.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Lantern (shape) Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Lantern (shape) Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/lantern.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name:  Write an Instant William Carlos Poem 1 Interactive Link
Description: William Carlos Williams Tribute Poem 1. Write an Instant William Carlos Williams Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/williams.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: William Carlos Williams Tribute Poem II
Description: William Carlos Williams Tribute Poem II - Write an Instant William Carlos Williams Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/williamcarlos2.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Me & You Switcheroo Poem Interactive Link
Description: Switcheroo Write an Instant Me & You Switcheroo Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/Switcheroo.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Wishes and Fears Poem Interactive Link
Description: Wishes and Fears: Write an Instant Wishes and Fears Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/wishes_fears.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Verb Verse Poem Interactive Link
Description: Verb Verse Write an Instant Verb Verse Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/verbverse.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Yes, But Poem Interactive Link
Description: Yes, But Poem Write an Instant Yes, But Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/yesbut.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Yes, That's Me Poem Interactive Link
Description: Yes, That's Me: Write an Instant Yes, That's Me Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/yesthatsme.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Acrostic Poems Interactive Tool
Description: Acrostic Poems Interactive Tool: In this online tool, students can learn about and write acrostic poems. An acrostic poem uses the letters in a word to begin each line of the poem. All lines of the poem relate to or describe the main topic word. In addition, as part of the online tool, students are prompted to brainstorm, write, and revise their poems, thus reinforcing elements of the writing process. Students can also print their finished acrostic poems.
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/acrostic/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Diamante Poems Interactive
Description: Diamante Poems Interactive: In this online tool, students can learn about and write diamante poems, which are diamond-shaped poems that use nouns, adjectives, and gerunds to describe either one central topic or two opposing topics (for example, night/day or winter/spring). Examples of both kinds of diamante poems can be viewed online or printed out. Because diamante poems follow a specific format that uses nouns on the first and last lines, adjectives on the second and fourth lines, and gerunds in the third and fifth lines, this tool has numerous word-study applications. The tool provides definitions of the different parts of speech students use in composing the poems, reinforcing the connection between word study and writing. It also includes prompts to write and revise poems, thus reinforcing elements of the writing process. Students can print their finished diamante poems.
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/diamante/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Riddle Interactive for Poems
Description: Riddle Interactive Riddles are an excellent vehicle for introducing students to poetry and poetry writing. The Riddle Interactive encourages students to use language in such a way as to present a common thing as unfamiliar, asking their readers/listeners to guess what it is. Central to the tradition of these poems is the use of language: good riddles rely upon creative use of metaphor, simile, and metonymy; concrete imagery; and imaginative presentation and description of an object or concept. Students are encouraged to use the writing process as they draft (shown at left) and revise their work. The interactive links to a printable online organizer where students can work on their poems.
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/riddle/index.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Poetry Just for Kids 2 Link
Description: Poetry Just for Kids 2 Link: Interactive poetry links for kids!
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   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 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Poetry Just for Us Links!
Description: Poetry Just for Us Links! For teachers
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Online Information   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/cc/vp_gle/2nd/more/kidspoetry.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Wish Poem
Description: Write an Instant Wish Poem
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/wish.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Mask Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Mask Poem Interactive Link Directions: When you write a poem where the subject of the poem is the speaker, it’s called a "mask" or a "persona" poem. For example, poet Kristine O’Connell George writes in the voice of a tree.
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/mask.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant New Poetic Adventure for the Itsy Bitsy Spider Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant New Poetic Adventure for the Itsy Bitsy Spider Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/itsybitsyspider.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Lament Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Lament Interactive Link Directions: First, choose a feeling from this list: loneliness, injustice, anger, fear, compassion, courage. Now try to create an instant poem thinking about this feeling as if it were a person.
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/Lament.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Limerick Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Limerick Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/limerick.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Who am I? Write an Instant Who am I? Interactive Link
Description: Who am I? Write an Instant Who am I? Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/whoami.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Lune Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Lune Interactive Link The lune is an American form of poetry similar to the haiku. One way of writing a lune is to count the syllables: thirteen syllables are arranged in 5/3/5 format, five syllables in the first line, three syllables in the second, and five in the third. A second variation of the lune is to count the words: three words in the first line; five words in the second line; three words in the third line.
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/lune.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Sweet Dreams Poem Interactive Link
Description: Sweet Dreams Write an Instant Sweet Dreams Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/sweetdreams.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write an Instant Me & My Shadow Poem Interactive Link
Description: Write an Instant Me & My Shadow Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/shadow.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Nature Personified Interactive Link
Description: Nature Personified Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/natureperosnified.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Octopoem Write an Instant Octopoem Interactive Link
Description: Octopoem Write an Instant Octopoem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/octopoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Ode to the Phases of the Moon Interactive Link
Description: Ode to the Phases of the Moon Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/moon.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Once I Was... Write an Instant "Once I Was" Poem Interactive Link
Description: Once I Was... Write an Instant "Once I Was" Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/onceiwaspoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: One Inch Tall Write an Instant One Inch Tall Poem
Description: One Inch Tall Write an Instant One Inch Tall Poem
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/oneinch.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Phone Number Poem Write an Instant Phone Number Poem Interactive Link
Description: Phone Number Poem Write an Instant Phone Number Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/phonenumpoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Quinzaine Poem Write an Instant Quinzaine Poem Interactive Link
Description: Quinzaine Poem Write an Instant Quinzaine Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/quinzaine.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Rhetorical Question Write an Instant Rhetorical Question Poem Interactive Link
Description: Rhetorical Question Write an Instant Rhetorical Question Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/rhetorical.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Septet Write an Instant Septet Poem
Description: Septet Write an Instant Septet Poem
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/septet.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Some of My Best Friends are Metaphors Interactive Link
Description: Some of My Best Friends are Metaphors Interactive Link Write a Some of My Best Friends are Metaphors Poem Think of a friend. Someone who you know very well. Try to write down a list of ten objects that remind you of your friend. Now try to turn the list into a poem. This strategy could also lead to an instant poem about a member of your family, a teacher or even one of your pets.
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.teachersfirst.com/getsource.cfm?id=5740  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Spring Poem Write an Instant Spring Poem Interactive Link
Description: Spring PoemWrite an Instant Spring Poem Interactive Link
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/SpringPoem.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Write a Louder Than You Can Imagine Interactive Link Poem
Description: Write a Louder Than You Can Imagine Interactive Link Poem
Activity: 10   GLE: 17a, 17d, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 18g, 21   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/louderthanyoucanimagine.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Poetry Alive
Description: Students will be provided feedback via an oral presentation rubric focusing on diction, enunciation, syntax, pronunciation, volume, and inflection. For self-evaluation video the students reciting poetry or record the recitation on the computer.
Activity: 11   GLE: 28, 29, 30, 32   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.mcschools.net/~tltc/cc_project/ela_unit3_act11.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Narrative or Lyric Poetry?
Description: Students will create a Venn diagram or chart, noting the similarities and differences between the two genres. Use MS Word to create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two genres. Students will use a graphic organizer/chart to list characteristics and classify the poems as lyric (e.g., sonnet, hymn, ode, elegy, haiku, cinquain, etc.) or narrative (e.g., ballad, epic). Use MS Word to create a graphic organizer to classify poems. For narrative poems, students will complete a story diagram.
Activity: 2   GLE:  04a, 07, 08c, 14c, 28, 30   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.mcschools.net/~tltc/cc_project/ela_unit3_act2.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Figuratively Speaking: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole, or Idiom?
Description: Students will practice writing personification examples by imagining that they are an object in the classroom (e.g., book, pencil, sharpener, desk, computer). Students will then write a logically organized descriptive paragraph, using first-person point of view and sensory images focusing on what they see, hear, smell, and feel from the object's viewpoint. Great websites for teacher resources!!
Activity: 3   GLE: 03c, 03e, 04a, 09d, 09e, 09g, 16   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.mcschools.net/~tltc/cc_project/ela_unit3_act3.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Free Verse or Structured Verse?
Description: Students will use a Venn diagram/T-chart/Y-chart to compare and contrast the rhythm characteristics of a free-verse poem with a structured verse (e.g., meter) poem. Students will choose an appropriate poem or appropriate song or rap lyric Students will create or respond to Hinky-Pinkies Students will use a Venn diagram/T-chart/Y-chart to compare and contrast the rhythm characteristics of a free-verse poem with a structured verse
Activity: 4   GLE: 03c, 09g, 30, 40b   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.mcschools.net/~tltc/cc_project/ela_unit3_act4.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Allusions and Symbolism?
Description: Students will brainstorm a list of symbols they encounter every day. There are several links to great ideas for lesson plans and resources you can use with students to incorporate technology into your lessons.
Activity: 5   GLE: 03a, 03e, 16, 19   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.mcschools.net/~tltc/cc_project/ela_unit3_act5.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: A Poem's Meaning
Description: Two great templates to help students demonstrate their understanding of a poem's meaning. One template is in Word the other in Inspiration.
Activity: 6   GLE: 03a, 03c, 03e, 06, 08c, 09d, 09g, 38c   Type: Handout   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.mcschools.net/~tltc/cc_project/ela_unit3_act6.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name:  Visualizing Poetry
Description: Using a self-selected poem, students will create a collage that visually represents the feeling, universal theme, or meaning of the poem. This site includes a two-day lesson plan for students to interact with and write their own poetry.
Activity: 7   GLE: 03c, 06, 08c, 32   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.mcschools.net/~tltc/cc_project/ela_unit3_act7.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Comparison/Contrast Essay
Description: Students will create a graphic organizer (Inspiration software) as a prewrite. Each group can use Inspiration software or MS Word to create a Venn diagram to demonstrate the basics of comparing and contrasting. Students will explore the similarities and differences on the topic and construct a graphic organizer (e.g., Venn diagram/T-chart) illustrating this. Templates require Inspiration or Word.
Activity: 8   GLE:  02f, 06, 07, 15a, 15b, 15c, 15d, 15e, 15f, 17a, 17c, 17e, 18a, 18b, 18c, 18d, 18e, 18f, 19, 22c, 27   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.mcschools.net/~tltc/cc_project/ela_unit3_act8.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 8   Unit: Unit 3: Life Is a Poem—Poetry
Name: Poetry: The Total Effect
Description: Students will publish a final copy, using available technology. Students may choose to publish the booklet as a PowerPoint presentation.
Activity: 9   GLE: 06, 07, 09d, 09e, 09g, 12, 14c, 16, 22c, 23   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.mcschools.net/~tltc/cc_project/ela_unit3_act9.html  

 

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