Even though April has been identified as Poetry Month, we all know poetry units are taught throughout the year. I have reviewed and put together some poetry resources to help you as you work on poetry units with your students.
FUN RHYMING & POETRY SITES FOR YOUNG STUDENTS
- rhymes on this Enhanted Learning page are listed by title and by
the first line of the featured rhyme
- the author of this site has posted nursery rhymes that feature cute
illustrations, poetry for young students, and kids songs from around
Silly Stories - students will enjoy the silly
poems and colorful illustrations found at this site
BunnieZZ Poetry - site features a vast number of
poems for young students categorized by season, topic, etc.
of Rhymes - this site features several pages of
links to poems...my favorite was "Looth Tooth"
Poetry - site features a number of silly poems that
would have great kid appeal
- " Funny poems and poetry books, games,
contests, lessons, discussion forums, and journals, plus a rhyming
dictionary, streaming audio, school visit information and more."
Day of Poetry - access
a collection of thirty different lesson plans. Each lesson has
a format and/or template that students can use to experiment with as
they "discover" the joys of creative writing. These lessons
are geared to younger students.
Study Unit - while many of you include poetry in units you
teach throughout the year I thought you might appreciate this suggestion
for a Poetry Study that incorporates different poetry experiences
that include a poetry journal, conducting oral readings, participating
in sound experiments and more. Suggestions found at the site
are geared toward students grades 6-9.
Poetry - Scholastic has posted a site geared to upper
elementary students that features poet Karla Kuskin. Students
will follow the online guidelines and samples to learn how to write
their own descriptive poem.
Poetryclass - this site "is the
solution for teachers wanting to bring poetry alive in the classroom.
The online poetry classroom and unique INSET training provides teachers
with a 'nuts and bolts' insight into how poetry works."
- Examples of all sorts of poetry and ideas for how to teach poetry.
This site features many follow-up ideas and activities that support
Poems - "This is Just to Say" and "Dear Gramma" are the
two poems analyzed and exemplified here for students in grades .
Students will try writing their own versions of these poems, with
sample lists, poetry elements, and graphic organizers all included
in the lesson plan.
How to Teach Poetry
- Not all high school students respond well to poetry instruction
(as many of you know). This site offers teachers a wealth of
resources, from teaching ideas and tips to curriculum units, with
resource centers and standards links included.
Line Break Explorer -
The Line Break Explorer highlights the key considerations that come
into play when making line breaks for the poem "Bubbles"; then the
tool provides students the opportunity to try rearranging line breaks
in two poems. Similar to magnetic poetry, this site encourages experimentation.
Poetry - Try
to make a sentence from the words that are provided by clicking on
them and dragging them.
Poetry Magnets - Obtain a random selection of word magnets
that matches the relative frequency with which Shakespeare uses these
words in his own works; then, rearrange to write your own poetry.
Poetry Forms - Choose a poetry form from the list of
links; then, just add words to make the poem your own.
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