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A Poem Mix Tape for Road Trips

By Catherine Calabro, with inspiration from Rachel Feder, 826michigan

Your students will use free writes, writing games, cheesy pop lyrics, and revision strategies to learn how to make connections between all of the points on their journey of writing a poem.


Grades 7–9




1 Session: 90 Minutes Each

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Lesson Instructions

What Your Students Will Learn

Your students will learn how poems start and end in different places, and through their own writing, experience how writers make discoveries as they compose.

Common Core Alignments

What Your Students Will Produce

Your students will produce an original free verse poem.

Writing Samples from This Lesson

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