6th Grade Poetry Unit | PDF and Digital Formats: This 6th Grade Poetry Unit contains 8 engaging lessons for middle school classrooms. Students will enjoy this differentiated and relevant unit. This unit helps students analyze a variety of poetry forms – poems, songs, spoken word, and create their own poems to be presented at a poetry café.

  • This unit is Google Classroom™️ compatible with individual PDFs and Google Slides™️ graphic organizers are included.

Poetry Unit Outline

  1. What is Poetry? Lesson
  2. What is the Topic and Theme? Lesson
  3. Figurative Language Lesson
  4. Poetry Analysis
  5. Spoken Word Analysis
  6. Song Lyric Analysis
  7. Poetry Creation
  8. Poetry Showcase

Unit Includes:

  • 8 Engaging & Interactive Lessons
  • Detailed Lesson Plans
  • Answer Keys
  • individual PDFs of student pages for uploading to Google Classroom or other online learning portals
  • Google Slides graphic organizers for 1:1 schools
  • Anchor Charts
  • Student Choice
  • Group Work
  • Quizzes
  • Assessment
  • Title Pages For Easy Lesson Access
  • Rubric and Points-Based Assessment Options

Note:

Due to copyright laws, copies of poems and songs are not included in this unit. Links to online sources have been provided.

Teacher Feedback 

  1. “This was a great resource to use with poetry instruction.  It was clear, concise, and engaging.  It hit on everything my students needed and did it in a way that was engaging and did not elicit an “ugghhh poetry!”  response from my students!  They were ready to learn and engage with the lessons each day and did so without complaint! Wahoo!”
  2. “A fantastic resource for my grade 6’s to learn more about poetry.”
  3. “I was dreading teaching poetry in DL [distance learning]. I am so thankful for these resources! Lessons were engaging, students were interested and excited to learn.”

Other Poetry Resources

  1. 7th Grade Poetry Unit
  2. 8th Grade Poetry Unit
  3. Poetry Digital Escape Room