Three poems for Veterans Day

Veterans Day is right around the corner. If you need a quick poetry activity to celebrate veterans and their special day, read about these easy ideas in this post. The ideas are simple and easily replicable right from the details here, but if you’d rather have a handout for students to use and teach from, go to Teacher Pay Teachers (Store name: Marilyn Yung ELA Brave and True) for the resource. See link at end of the post below. Have a great week and Happy Veterans Day!

ELA Brave and True by Marilyn Yung

Now’s a good time to reflect on patriotism

The student council at my high school is planning a Veterans Day Assembly (an outside, drive-thru assembly of sorts) for the upcoming holiday on Thursday, November 11. One of the members popped into my room and suggested that students write patriotic poems that could be read at the assembly.

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And, you know what? This school year is zooming by so quickly, I honestly hadn’t given Veterans Day any thought yet.

I thanked this awesome stu-co member for the idea, and got busy planning a Veterans Day assignment for my new poetry class instead.

Those poems are due on this upcoming Tuesday and I can’t wait to read them.

As for my students, I know that being told to write a patriotic poem out of the blue might cause some of them to draw a complete blank.


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