Poetry Blast is a one-stop shop for poems in the classroom ranging from grades 1 - 9.
With 30 different types of poetry to choose from, this resource will prove useful to any teacher in charge of a language arts program.
The selected poetry types are assembled in alphabetical order with a symbol system which designates whether the poetry type is geared at grades 1-3, grades 4-6 or grades 7-9.
Every single poetry type has an information page about the origins of the poem, its structure or form, poetry scheme and any other relative data about the poem as well as an example. Along with the information page is at least one worksheet. The entire booklet is high quality and will attract the attention of your students.
This is a must-have resource for any elementary/middle school teacher and is a wealth of information for the homeschooler.
Inside this document, you will find familiar poetry types like the:
acrostic poem, alphabet poem, cinquain, color poem, diamante, haiku and limerick.
However, you can also introduce exciting new types of poetry like:
epigram, kennings, kyrielle, pantoum, renga, tanka, or tetractys.
(Note: If you are only interested in poems geared at a particular grade level, smaller versions of this document will be introduced soon.)