Age 9-11: Concept 1 - Relationships: Unit 1

Explore poetry and appreciate the language of this unique genre. Learn to use picturesque words to communicate. Analyze the effectiveness of figurative language and apply it to your own verse. Create a variety of poems to share with your friends and family as you host your own poetry reading.

This unit can be used independently, but it is also designed to be used concurrently with the science and social studies unit, The Fifty States.


  • Able to read and comprehend novels at a late 5th or 6th grade reading level
  • Able to write multiple paragraphs on a topic
  • Usually used by children in fourth or fifth grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: What Is Poetry? (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Parts of Speech and Rhymes in Poetry
  • Lesson 3: Geography and Poetry
  • Lesson 4: Haiku and Onomatopoeia
  • Lesson 5: Figurative Language and Voice
  • Lesson 6: Art and Poetry
  • Lesson 7: Robert Frost
  • Lesson 8: You Come Too
  • Lesson 9: Write About What You Know
  • Lesson 10: Inspired
  • Final Project: Coffee House Poetry Reading (2 Days)

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
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