Teaching poetry to young students can sometimes be a challenge. They have to understand new vocabulary, identify author’s purpose, interpret meanings, identify the type of poem, and much more.
Why not choose a favorite holiday to “treat” them to some fun learning?
Your students will enjoy reading each poem, creating mental images, and identifying with the sensory language used in each poem.
The Scaredy-Cat Ghost (humorous)
Leaf Blankets (narrative)
Halloween Night (free verse)
-Identifying words that help create mental images
-drawing/coloring mental images
-identifying number of lines and stanzas
-identifying rhyming words
-determine the author’s purpose/theme
-identify the type of poem
-list words that relate to the five senses
Have a “ghoul” time learning about poetry!