The ultimate guide to teaching poetry to kids in the classroom. This poetry for kids guide includes poetry resources for teachers and FREE resources. Poetry activities are one of our favorite things to do together as a class. We enjoy learning to read new poems, practicing each day, and writing our own poems in April during Poetry Month. We learn a new poem each week and never get bored!
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Mini Lesson and Comic activity on onomatopoeia. Introduction to Poetry I use this activity as an introduction to poetry. Music is a wonderful medium to helping students appreciate poetry and poetic devices. Grades Season Fairies Get Sacked This activity is to encourage poetry writing. No, it really works…. Also, this activity will assist students in the process of creating meaning from poetry.
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I am quite biased when it comes to the importance of literacy of literature in homeschool. After all, I am an English educator by trade and degree. I may go too far in this piece but bear with me as I love literature and have a passion for children to learn it.
Of all the writing I have done with students in elementary school, teaching poetry writing has been the most exhilarating and successful. Kids love it; they are energized by the myriad of possibilities and the total writing freedom. Several years ago, when I began teaching young children how to write free-verse poetry, I was amazed at how creative and insightful all kids became. Students who struggled with forming letters and words and with writing sentences, and who found writing in school burdensome, blossomed in this genre. Free from restrictions in content, form, space, length, conventions, and rhyme, they could let their imaginations soar.