Title: You're a Poet, and You Know It!
Poetry Idea Engine Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (4) 5: Explain major differences among poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text. [RL.4.5]Digital Tool Description: This tool provides assistance with creating haikus, cinquains, limericks, and free verse poetry.
Title: Similes and Metaphors
Haiku Deck app Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (6) 24: 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 21-23 above.) [W.6.4]Digital Tool Description: Haiku Deck allows students to create a photo slide show. Its search feature automatically searches for Creative Commons images that students can use. Students can share their slide shows without having to use an email address.
Title: Acrostics: Poetry Fun
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[ELA2015] (4) 9: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the Grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. [RL.4.10]Digital Tool Description: Read Write Think is a website that focuses on student achievement using a variety of interactives for students in the subjects of English language arts. ReadWriteThink is a safe and approved website that hosts games and activities linked to standards that students must meet. The interactive games are easy and quick to access.
Title: Acrostic Poems
Acrostic Poem Generator Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (4) 27: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting. [W.4.6]Digital Tool Description: This program defines an acrostic poem and its components. It allows the student to create one of their own while guiding them through the simple process. It begins with a topic chosen by the student, then some brainstorming of words or phrases relating to the topic, and finally it asks for the appropriate words or phrases that correspond with the letters of the topic word. Once this is complete, the program arranges the poem on a page for the student.