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Shadow Poetry

This wonderful destination for those who teach and love poetry offers resources for learning about different kinds of poetry and how to write poetry. The Poetry Types section includes explanations of the limerick, acrostic, ode, cinquain, villanelle, diamante, and sestina, among many others. Check out the biographies of famous poets, advice on online publishing, poetry contests, and other resources. Note: this site contains links to literary journals that publish poetry.

Published by Shadow Poetry in 2000-2009

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Curriculum Areas:English/Language Arts
Themes/Keywords: Biographies
Poetry
Poets
Writing


Vocabulary
acrostic, ballad, cinquain, diamante, didactic, haiku, ghazal, jyrielle, limerick, naani, ode, palindrome, quatern, quatrain, quinzaine, rondeau, rondel, rondelet, sestina, villanelle


Essential Question(s)
1. What is Poetry?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What is an accentual verse?
2. Who are some of your favorite poets?
3. Who wrote the Dream Keeper?
4. What is one of your favorite poems?

Extension and Activities
1. Become a member and join Add a Line Poetry.
2. Write an original poem or flash story and enter the Word Wizard Competition or Flash Story Contest.


"Thank you for such a well designed site for this course! All the links work, and it is easy to maneuver from one place to another. I like how the assignments are clearly listed and have the date next to them. I can get right to learning when I log on rather than struggling to figure out how how to get from place to place. I’m taking another online course now and it is a nightmare and very frustrating.

Thanks for making this a good experience!"



pictureDaryl Hanneman
School Psychologist
Grant Wood AEA - Cedar Rapids, Iowa






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