For younger students, but adaptable for middle
Graphic Organizer (PDF) Use this
organizer with photos of Ozarks landscapes, animals, or plant life
from the Atlas to inspire place based poems.
reflection worksheet - for self assessment
4th Grade Poetry Process Exercise
by Donita Prock, Mountain Grove 4th grade teacher.
Mountain Grove 4th graders were local winners in 2005.
Poetry Like Pros
For older students. Not specifically nature
or place based, but uses some environmental examples.
Nature Poetry Process: Slideshow and Handouts
by Wanda Byrd, Education Specialist
Download: Nature Poetry
sky - river
in the moment
Haiku by Mountain View Missouri poet Dale
to Write a Haiku
"Haiku teaches the power of observation
and the importance of editing." More of a process description
than a lesson plan.
Local Poetry Examples
A present day writer's poem about a rainy day
on an Ozarks river.
No Place Like Home in the Ozarks
to customize this webquest, with Missouri Standards.
This is a whole set of K-6 lesson plans creating
collage/mixed media images of flowers and bugs, based loosely on
the work of Eric Carle.
Using artist Romey Stuckart's painting "The
Cedar" as a focal point, students will create paintings while
learning about the role that forests play in our environment and
Using James Palmersheim's silver creek's November
II as a starting point, students will create their own landscape
You will find many images of Ozarks wildflowers
on the Atlas to use as inspiration for these lessons:
Two winter photo stories for
seasonal inspiration, art or poetry:
Tracks in the Snow