Lesson Plan

Picture Perfect with PicLit

Students create perfectly picturesque poetry
Daniella V.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies


Students will be able to...

create poetry in a free form style

use images as a form of expression


English Language Arts
Grades 5
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 HOOK/ATTENTION GETTER-Like poetry but can't find the right words?

Teacher will ask students a series of questions regarding their experiences with writing poetry:




easy/not so easy





2 Guided practice

Teacher will model PicLit on the SmartBoard


Students will have opportunity to share input on creating a library poem.


Teacher will call on selected students to come up to the SmartBoard and drag and drop words to create poem.

3 Independent Practice


return to their desks and use their Chromebooks to open the website http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx


Next students will drag and drop words to create a free form poem of their own.

4 Wrap Up

Activity: Presenting

Students can then either blog or share their work for publishing via groups