Blackout Poetry / Found Poetry Teaching Unit


Teach your students how to create blackout poetry, also known as found poetry, with this blackout poetry teaching unit. This poetry teaching lesson includes everything that you need to facilitate a blackout poetry activity in your classroom.

Included in this Blackout Poetry teaching resource:

  • a 19-slide instructional presentation in both PowerPoint and Google Slides formats to teach students how to create a blackout poem
  • teacher instructions
  • an assignment sheet
  • blackout poetry rubric
  • link to a digital (editable) blackout poetry rubric

Teaching blackout poetry as part of your poetry unit is a simple and effective way to engage students in poetry. This lesson comes complete with blackout poetry instructions It is a fun and engaging activity to incorporate in your secondary ELA classroom. Engaging students in found poetry/blackout poetry is the perfect activity for National Poetry Month!