No Series: Creating Found Poems

ELA.RL.9-10.2

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • RL:  Reading Standards for Literature 6-12
  • 9-10:  9th & 10th Grades
  • 2: 
    Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its
    development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is
    shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

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ELA.W.9-10.4

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • W:  Writing Standards 6-\x80\x9312
  • 9-10:  9th & 10th Grades
  • 4: 
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization,
    and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific
    expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-\x80\x933 above.)

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ELA.SL.9-10.4

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • SL:  Speaking and Listening Standards 6-\x80\x9312
  • 9-10:  9th & 10th Grades
  • 4: 
    Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely,
    and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the
    organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose,
    audience, and task.

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Creating Found Poems

Lesson Objective: Choose phrases from a text to create a poem around a central theme
Grades 9-12 / All Subjects / Theme
ELA.RL.9-10.2 | ELA.W.9-10.4 | ELA.SL.9-10.4

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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. Ms. Wessling talks about the importance of seeing texts in a recursive way. How does this lesson help to develop that awareness?
  2. How are students analyzing theme?
  3. How does this activity prepare students for writing a thesis statement?

27 Comments

  • Private message to Nicole Sheahan
I'm a big fan of found poems and have used them in a variety of ways. I love this active, non-threatening introduction that ensures everyone is involved.
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  • Private message to Lisa Lee
I am putting a slightly different spin on this with sixth graders using nonfiction text and determining central idea. I think it could be great so I'm giving it a shot! Thanks for the inspiration.
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  • Private message to Susan Aull
An excellent team work!
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  • Private message to Anna Bullock
Love your ideas Sarah! Thank you for sharing such wonderful lesson ideas
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  • Private message to Laura Rutherford
Love your ideas! This is a wonderful idea and can be applied to many different texts. Thanks!
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School Details

Johnston Senior High School
6501 Northwest 62nd Avenue
Johnston IA 50131
Population: 1548

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