Teaching children about poetry can be one of the most difficult learning challenges for students.
Students who learn to “read” and understand poetry will be able and more prepared to “write” poetry.
Use these lessons as weekly units or sprinkle them in the curriculum throughout the year! Great for homework or learning centers.
This unit helps students. . .
-understand poetry terms such as rhythm, rhyme and repetition.
-recognize and discover unfamiliar words in a poem.
-form mental images from the use of sensory words in the poems.
-count lines and stanzas in each poem.
-determine the author’s purpose and message for his/her readers.
-Interpret the “mood” of the poem.
-identify rhyming words.
-determine the rhythm of the poem based on stressed syllables/words.
-record words, phrases or sentences that are being repeated in the poem.
-develop a liking or curiosity for reading poems.
-compare and contrast two poems written by the same author.
-determine the speaker in the poem.
I have carefully chosen a variety of 15 poems that will spark an interest in young readers. If they read poems that they can relate to, they will be more apt to enjoy them!
Happy Teaching! Enjoy:)