Using poetry in speech is a great way to tackle short writing tasks. I personally believe that poetry is a way to help students who don’t like writing or those who may just not like writing lengthy pieces.
Poetry is about expressing those thoughts and feelings, but also a way to increase listening and speaking skills. Students learn language, vocabulary and grammatical forms through writing poems. It is thought-provoking and fun!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
•Page 2 – Table of Contents & How to Use
•Page 3 – Poetry in Speech Therapy
•Page 4-8 – Poem Prompts
•Page 9-14 – Acrostic Poems
•Page 15-19 – Anaphora Poems
•Page 20-23 – Cinquain Poems
•Page 24-26 – Haiku Poems
•Page 27-29 – Tanka Poems
•Page 30 – Short Poetry Glossary
HOW TO USE
Start with the poetry prompts to provide vocabulary for students to use to generate words for their poems. The poem prompts include words in categories, verbs, nouns & pronouns, and adjectives. For students who have ample vocabulary or imaginations, they might not need the prompts, but most of my students need help starting writing tasks and that’s the intended purpose of the prompts. Then choose the poetic form you would like to focus on in your session. Print out the pages needed including the introduction to the poetic form, the examples, and the forms for the students to use to structure their poems.
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