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Poetry and Poetic Devices Tags: poetry poems poetic devices

Poems, because they are shorter literary works, can provide an easier way to study figurative language and other literary devices. Listed here are a variety of ideas and activities for analyzing poetry -- and for igniting the creative spark:

Analyzing Poetry

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Online Poetry Units (from Georgia Virtual Learning)

6th Grade Unit

7th Grade Unit

9th Grade Unit

Writing Poetry - Ideas and Helps

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Other Poetry Posts:

Poetry Happens

Romantic Era Poets

Literary Devices in Two Suspenseful Poems

Spelling, Vocabulary and Language Arts Free Workbooks

The following is a list of McGraw-Hill and Glencoe free language arts resources: 

These McGraw-Hill Treasures Workbooks for Grades K - 6 include Reading, Spelling, and Grammar Practice Books.

These free Glencoe Spelling Power workbooks include over 30 weekly lists and lessons, progress charts, and unit reviews.

Glencoe Spelling Power Workbooks: Grades 6 - 12

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

These free Glencoe Vocabulary Power workbooks include 36 weekly lessons, unit reviews and tests.

Vocabulary Power Workbooks: Grades 6 - 12

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Free Biography Readers Tags: readers leveled readers non fiction books biographies Harcourt Scott Foresman

The following is a list of Harcourt, Macmillan McGraw-Hill, and Scott Foresman biographies and historical readers for grades 2 - 6. Listed alphabetically; download for free:

Thomas Adams Invents Chewing Gum

Benedict Arnold

Benjamin Banneker: A Man Ahead of His Time 

Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield

Elizabeth Blackwell: The First Woman Doctor

Shirley Chisholm

Roberto Clemente: The Great One

Code Talkers

Amelia Earhart: Pilot and Adventurer 

Benjamin Franklin: A Man of Many Talents

Thomas Jefferson

Michael Jordan: No Quitter 

Helen Keller

Dorothea Lange

Lewis and Clark

Cyrus McCormick: Friend to Farmers

John Wesley Powell and the Mighty Colorado

Sacagawea: A Sign of Peace

Who is Dr. Seuss?

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Women Inventors

Wright Brothers

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