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Poetry Across The Curriculum

Collect poetry that reflects the cultural group you are studying –poetry by and about.
Collect pictures of areas your class is studying. Have students write a poem that matches a picture.
Do a shared writing session with your students where you a poem together about the heritage or customs of the people or region you are studying.
Ask students to organize a collection of poems relating to their own culture. You could organize them around such categories as celebrations, families, food, holidays.
Collect photo essays, newspaper and magazine articles, informational books, and historical fiction for students to use as source material for poetry
Have students dramatize poems by sharing lines or stanzas. Suggest that they vary solo voices with group voices to enhance meaning.
Make weather poems using weather reports as the basis for ideas.
Explore landforms through poetry by asking students to find poems about rivers, mountains, lakes, prair…