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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.


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8th Grade Teacher
Madison Middle School - Oakland, California






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