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Preparing for Tomorrow’s Mentor Poems Lesson

Tomorrow, I’m doing some explicit instruction on identifying poetic tools in poems we admire and then trying to use those tools in our own poetry. Hence, I’ll be using this Poetry Craft Table, which I either adapted from Pat Werner or from Davis & Hill’s Book (can’t remember which… might’ve been a bit from both). I only filled in two of the rows on my craft table since I felt that demonstrating anything else would be too much (and subsequently the minilesson would run WAY too long). Hopefully this will be enough to get my students really using mentor poems so that they can mentor themselves after another poet in a purposeful way.

To see my poems I’m using for tomorrow’s lesson, click here and here.

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

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