Teaching poetry

Discover innovative techniques and activities to engage students in the world of poetry. Inspire a love for language and self-expression with these teaching ideas.
Alphabet Alliteration Poem: Poetry Unit Reading, Grammar, Art, Teaching Poetry, Spelling, Writing Activities, Teaching Writing, Writing Lessons, Teaching Literacy

I like to spend a couple weeks each year teaching my students about poetry. We do a number of fun activities in addition to reading and writing different poems. We have a poetry battle, rank poetry, make a poetry journal, and much more! Here is a look into my poetry unit.... To kick off my poetry unit I have my students each complete this KWL Chart about Poetry. We then discuss what poetry is, what a poet's purpose is, what poems can have, etc. I use and display these posters during my unit…

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If you are an English teacher like myself, you are well aware that one of the most important celebrations in the literary world is coming soon- National Poetry Month! Having our students learn poetry is essential because it helps them to understand and appreciate the world around them. Poetry reveals many aspects of life that they may not get to experience or witness first hand. Poetry may speak some ‘truth’ about how others live and that helps build empathy with our students. Ideas, Selfie, English, Poems, Poetry Lessons, Writing Poetry, Poetry Projects, Poetry Month, Poetry Middle School

If you are an English teacher like myself, you are well aware that one of the most important celebrations in the literary world is coming soon- National Poetry Month! Having our students learn poetry is essential because it helps them to understand and appreciate the world around them. Poetry reveals many aspects of life that they may not get to experience or witness first hand. Poetry may speak some ‘truth’ about how others live and that helps build empathy with our students.

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3rd grade National Poetry Month poetry journal for kids Art, Literacy, English, April Poetry Month, Reading Activities, Poetry Month Library, Poetry Month Activities, 5th Grade Poetry, Poem Activities

I admit, I have never been one to go all out for National Poetry Month in April. I enjoy reading poems with my class and poetry books definitely get their rotation in my monthly book display, but poetry projects or multi-day lessons never seem to fit in. First of all, April is peak testing season

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