Poetry-Creative Writing

Poetry Unit

January 30th

Poetry Speed Dating and Spine Book Poetry

Share out some of your favorites and some of what the poets did

Poetry Terms

Exit ticket: Create a short poem to turn in today (Consider this a poetry warm up)

February 1st

The Ode: a lyrical poem that expresses praise, glorification, or tribute

"Ode to My Bitch Face" by Olivia Gatwood

"Ode to the Boys Who Die to Make Hip Hop Happen" by Steven Willis

"Ode to My Socks" by Pablo Neruda

Love Poem/Piece:

"I Love Acting" and "I Love Hip Hop"

Brainstorm and Plan/Model of Brainstorm and Plan

Write an ode or love poem/piece of 15-20 lines showing your love for something

February 3rd

Writing Prompt: What was your second choice for writing an ode? Why?

Share out 2 lines from your ode poem

Work on Odes

February 7th

Odes Due

"Top 5 Places to Cry" by Lucinda Drake

Text of "Top 5 Places to Cry"


"The Number Poem" by Poetri

"Counting Graves" by the Steinmenauts

Number poem brainstorm- content and poetic technique

Write your own number poem

February 9th

Work on your number poem-due Wednesday

Poetry Prompts if you want to do something different or extra: Use the Poetry Generator

February 21st

Work on poems

February 23rd


February 27th

Capital of My World Poem due

Lesson on enjambment

Work on poems

Cafe Open Mic Assignment

March 1st

WITS demographic survey

New poem-"I can't" 



Garrett-pieces of I can't poems

March 3rd

Work on poems

Practice for open mic

March 7th

Open Mic

March 9th, 13th and 15th

Ruth Ozeki mini unit

March 17th

Get to Know a Poet

Poet/Poem research: Poetry Foundation     Poet and Poem assignment