This poetry book offers teachers and students ten MORE poetry forms to expand the poetry study! April is National Poetry Month, but any month is a great time to start a poetry study with children! Students love to explore poetry! Poems can be a wonderful creative outlet, and be very satisfying and validating to a young author. 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! It’s also a great way to expose children to the works of great writers of the past, such as Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
Poetry can be serious and introspective as well as silly and nonsensical. In this continuation of my 2-week introduction to poetry, students are introduced to 10 more common poetry forms. In this student activity book, students are introduced to each poetry style, and presented with the guidelines for the style. An example of each type of poetry is given to help children better understand, and they are given the opportunity to explore the poetry style independently, as three ‘try a couple out!’ pages are included for each poetry style.
Over the course of this poetry unit, students are introduced to 10 additional styles of poetry:
* Personification Poems
* Color Poetry
* Ode Poetry
* 5 W’s Poetry
* Onomatopoeia Poetry
* Exaggeration Poems
* Nonet Poems
Included in this revised file are the both the full-color version of the student activity book as well as a gray-scale version of the entire poetry book to facilitate easier black and white printing.
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Be sure to check out my first poetry book: "Poetry: A 2-Week Unit Featuring 10 Poetry Forms: Gr. 2-6 Student Activity Book"
as well as my corresponding SmartBoard presentation:
"An Intro to Poetry on the SmartBoard: A Two-Week Unit Featuring 10 Poetry Forms"!