Essential Question:
How do I write a meaningful poem?

Each year in June, all grade 7 students write and share poems for the
Annual All Seventh Grade Poetry Slam.

Common Core State Standards

RL.7.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. 

RL.7.5. Analyze how a drama or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.

SL.7.6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

L.7.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.