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Poetry Station: READY FOR LIFT-OFF!


I think I’m going to have my students sign-up to use this for one week at a time since there are seven activities. Though it’ll take two weeks to complete all of the activities in a meaningful way since they’re pretty elaborate. Here are the titles of the activities I put inside of the station. I’m putting the mentor poem(s) the children will examine, before writing their own poem, in parenthesis after each station name.

  • An Odd Word List (“Blackberry Eating” by Galway Kinnell”)
  • Contrasting Morning and Evening (“City” by Langston Hughes)
  • Diamante (“Square/Circle” and “Dogs/Cats”; authors unknown)
  • Onomatopoeia (“Galoshes” by Rhonda Bacmeister)
  • Start with a Sense (“Morning Memory” by Uber Aymat)
  • Taste and Smell (“Fried Dough” by Taylor Sheldon)
  • Where I’m From Poem (“Where I’m From” Poems by George Ella Lyon and by me)
  • To view the books I used to help me get ideas for this station, click here.

    For LOTS more Poetry Resources, check out this post at Wild Rose Reader.

    Stacey Shubitz View All

    Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

    2 thoughts on “Poetry Station: READY FOR LIFT-OFF! Leave a comment

    1. Wow!! This looks phenomenal! I am sitting here trying to plan my own poetry unit for the upcoming month and your center is an inspiration. Thanks!



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