• pens, markers, computers, paper, art supplies
  • index cards to share interesting vocabulary for poems on the wall


  • Students will learn various forms of poetry
  • Students will increase their environmental vocabulary
  • Students will write/illustrate several types of poetry on the theme of Earth Day

Resource Instructions

1. Students will learn, be reintroduced, to various forms of poetry. The Poetry Idea Engine,, is an excellent resource.

2. Students will discuss the origins and meaning of Earth Day, both on an international/national level, as well as on a community/personal level.

3. Students will write/illustrate their Earth Day poems for either a class book or bulletin board.


Do poems follow correct form if using a specific style of poetry?

Do poems stick to the themes of Earth Day?

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