Hurray for Poetry! Adding a Poetry unit into a Language Arts curriculum helps students better understand alliteration and rhythm, allows them to break apart the syllabication of words and develop their reading and writing skills, and lets them get their creative juices flowing!
Poetry can be serious and introspective as well as silly and nonsensical. In this 2-week introduction to poetry, students are introduced to 10 different common poetry forms. This animated presentation introduces each poetry style, as well as the guidelines for the style. An example of each type of poetry is given to help children better understand the style, and they are given the opportunity to explore the poetry style collaboratively, as they generate a class poem each day.
Over the course of the unit, students are introduced to the following styles:
* Free Verse
* Bio Poems
Students love to explore and write poetry. Enrich your language arts curriculum with a poetry study!
Be sure to check out my corresponding Poetry Student Activity Book:
"Poetry: A 2-Week Unit Featuring 10 Poetry Forms: Gr. 1-6 Student Activity Book" in my store!