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Valley View School
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Califon, NJ 07830

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Exploring Poetry
Poetry has no one set definition. Is it fun, is it art, or is it work? How do you define poetry?

In this assignment you will be exploring the wonderful world of poetry. You will identify what poetry is to you, who are some of your favorite poets, and create a poetry portfolio of your own.

To begin your quest, you will start by exploring different types of poetry.

Step 1

First, download your assignment sheet and use the links supplied to identify some of the different types of poetry.

Definition Worksheet 1

Free Verse
Shadow Poetry

Step 2
Next create some of your own poetry using this web activity to help you write.

You do not have to use the supplied link to write your poetry. If you are brave, explore the website and you use the supplied formats to type your own!

Writing Poetry 2

Poetry Idea Engine

Step 3
Next you will explore some poetry and pick out at least two of your favorites to print and save into your portfolio. Be sure to give credit to the author who wrote the poem when you reproduce it. Take your time and enjoy reading!

Poetry 4 Kids
Shadow Poetry
Giggle Poetry
Surfing the Net with Kids
Love Poems?

Step 4

Now that we have read different types of poetry, did you notice any authors that you particularly liked? Let's explore some famous poets and gather information to share with your class.

Shadow Poetry Famous Poets
The Poet's Bookshelf
Love Poems?
Yahoo Kids Poets
Gale Poet's Corner
Modern American Poetry

Biography Information 3

Essential Questions
After completing your poetry quest, what did you think about poetry? How would you define poetry?

Conclusion Questions 4

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