Poetry Writing Activity - Texting Poetry Presentation & Poem Writing Assignment

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This poetry writing activity will bring what your students love into your English classroom: texting! Texting poetry has students write a poem that uses the short-hand conventions of texting. This means students will use abbreviations, acronyms, digits, and emojis within their poems. Texting poetry is sure to be a hit with all your students, even those who are reluctant to write their own poems.

Included in this texting poetry resource:

➡️ A 17-slide PowerPoint presentation that will guide students through every element of this creative poetry writing activity. The slides include the following:

  • Discussion questions to hook students into the lesson
  • Information on texting poetry
  • 6 Strategies for writing texting poetry with examples
  • Texting poetry examples
  • Prompts for students to write their own texting poem

➡️ A texting poetry student handout that shares the 6 strategies that poets use when writing a texting poem. This can be used as a guide and a reference for students when they are writing their own poems.

➡️ A texting poetry pre-writing graphic organizer that students can use to brainstorm possible topics, consider word choice, and texting poetry strategies while they create their rough draft.

➡️ Two good copy pages where students can write their own original texting poems (on a blank cell phone). This looks great on display on a classroom bulletin board.

Benefits of using this poetry writing activity:

This poetry writing activity helps students learn how to play with language and experiment with different word combinations to express their creativity and have fun with words. Poets who use this genre can manipulate language and words to create a variety of poems, ranging from humorous to serious to simple to complex.


What teachers are saying about using this texting poetry writing activity: 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was such a good resource for my Writing Comp students! It worked really well and kept my kiddos engaged! Will definitely use it again next year!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My 8th grade ELA students had a great time with this! I really enjoyed seeing their creative responses. Thanks so much for this engaging activity!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you for such a well-thought-out and planned resource. It was a great addition to any lesson.


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➡️ Complete Poetry Resource Bundle (290+ Pages)

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➡️ Texting Writing Bundle



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