great idea for students of all ages and it can be a lot of fun. You can instill
a love for poetry that they will carry with them for many years. I have been
teaching poetry to my students throughout the year. I love teaching poetry and my students love our daily poetry time. Did you know that April is
National Poetry Month? It is a great time to really focus on teaching poetry in
your classroom. Today I want to share some things that work for me and
hopefully will work for you this year.
ideas for introducing and teaching poetry in the classroom.
Focus Poetry: I
have been using focus poetry every day for the past few years. I will explain
it briefly… We focus on a poem each week. I set aside 5-10 minutes of class to
for Focus Poetry. Students are given poetry notebooks, to place poems in. Each
day we focus on a different concept [reading, visualizing, illustrating,
understanding, reflecting]. It is a great way to keep poetry in your classroom
yearlong. This is the resource I use Poem of The Week, it works great because
it is set up to use weekly.
I use poetry notebooks every year. This is where my poetry elements, and more.
It is something we set up at the beginning of the year and progresses
throughout the year. It becomes very meaningful for them. This is the item I
use for setting mine up, it is helpful and that I focus on different types of
poetry throughout the year.
them to pick out themes, meanings, and other literary devices. You may also
want to introduce several types of poems, such as haikus and acrostic poetry,
students do poetry projects: Encourage your students to write an essay on the
poems you learn about it. If you want to take a more creative approach to this,
you might also have them do a poster project, illustration, diorama, collage or
any other creative project that will allow them to show what the poem means to
to children is by encouraging them to write a poem of their own. They can
either write their poems in their Poetry Notebooks or they can put them on
poster boards to share with the class.
Here are some of
my favorite Poetry Resources: I use this Poetry Unit, which has several types
of poetry to teach to students throughout the year or for a unit of study. The
poem type is explained and an example is given, then students are allowed to
create their own poem for each poetry style. It also has posters and other
helpful tools to help with your poetry unit! You cannot go wrong with this
compete unit! Click here to grab yours today!
unit I put together this year that is more interactive. I love it because it
really allows students to take pride and LOVE poetry with all the components!
It is created to have all the pages fit perfectly into a composition notebook! It
even contains my very popular Flip Book! The great thing about this is you can
have your students use it all year or focus on working on it during your poetry
unit of study! Click here to grab yours today!
and authentic activities are my pennants! I love seeing the images that
teachers send me of the poetry pennants! It is such a unique way to have students
learn each style of poetry! You will love displaying these! And… of course my
very popular flip book is something your kids will LOVE creating and saving
with their poetry! These are great as an addition to my Poetry unit or Poetry
Interactive Notebook. Click here to grab yours today!